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lether you were registering to begin your first semester at 
Northwester you were returning to Senatobia for another year of college life, 
you were a part of the busy beginning of the 2005-2006 school year. 

The week before classes began, campus was already buzzing with busy stu- 
dents. Moving day was Aug. 7, and Ranger band members attended camp Aug. 

Pre-registration began in July, and open registration/orientation took place 
Thursday and Friday, Aug. 11 and 12. Students met with advisers to select a 
major course of study and also made out their class schedules. 

This semester marked the opening of the David M. Haraway Center, a wel- 
come addition to the Senatobia campus. In addition to serving as a meeting 
place, the Haraway Center also houses the campus cafeteria. 

Students kept busy with many activities the week prior to classes. Already 
by the first weekend of classes, the soccer teams were playing to win. This 
semester's first movie night was Aug. 17. Students gathered at the Ag Field 
to watch the blockbuster comedy Hitch. On Aug. 22, hypnotist Ken Whitener 
visited the Fine Arts Auditorium to entertain curious students. On Aug. 31, 
dog tags and Henna tattoos were given to students at Ranger Square. Student 
government elections were also held that day. 

On Sept. 5, students took a break from classes to enjoy the Labor Day holi- 
day. Students went by Ranger Square to have airbrush T-shirts made Sept. 12, 
and the first football game of the season took place at Ranger Stadium on Sept. 

With so much to do in such little time, some students found themselves 
surprisingly relieved when classes finally began. The summer heat made the 
days seem long, and new students learned that the pace rarely slows down. Yet, 
in the midst of all the hustle and bustle, students were making memories and 
forging friendships that will last a lifetime. 

—Brittany Graves 

Ryan Joslin, sophomore from 
Sou t haven, practices his trum- 
pet during band camp. Band 
students attended the camp 
the week before classes began, 
Aug. 8-12 



Angela Tartt, physical therapy major from Cold- 
water, enjoys a meal on the cafeteria side of the 
new Haraway Center, (above) 

Students visit the bookstore at the beginning of 
each semester to purchase books, binders, back- 
packs and even school apparel, (right) 


Chris Dungan (left) 
and Aaron Clolinger, 
both sophomores from 
Charleston, move into Tal- 
lahatchie hall. Clolinger 
made sure to bring a 
piece of home, his mount- 
ed deer head, along with 
him to Northwest. 

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Two students strike a 
peculiar pose after be- 
ing hypnotized by Ken 
Whitener Aug. 22 in the 
Fine Arts Auditorium. 

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Sophomores Zach 
Britten of Abbeville 
and Yannicka Webb 
of Senatobia look over 
their schedules. 


Back to School 


The sun was out and so 
were the fans when the Rangers 
faced the Itawamba Indians in 
a Homecoming contest. Events 
for the day began with the 
Homecoming Celebration and 
recognition of the 2005 alumna 
of the year, Mariglyn Meacham 
of Senatobia, in the Haraway 

The day was filled with events 
for students, faculty and alumni. 
The smell of barbeque brought 
in a crowd as Northwest provid- 
ed lunch on the Haraway Center 

The band and the Rangerettes 
performed, and the cheerlead- 
ers energized the pep rally with 
a few cheers. 

The week was filled with tons 
of things to do. NWCC students 
had the oppurtunity to get free 
photo key chains during Home- 
coming week. There was a scav- 
enger hunt and a chance to show 
your talent at Karaoke at the 
Union Commons. 

The Homecoming dance let 
students see themselves on the 
big screen showing off their 
best moves. Comedian Rodney 
Johnson came from Atlanta to 
entertain the students. At the 
Ranger Square, a sidewalk chalk 
art contest was held with a prize 
of $100 cash! Dorms, clubs and 
organizations took a part in the 
decoration contest in a chance 
to win an EXTRA night of open 
dorm or a pizza party. 


it their favorite cowboy boots and hats on for some fun out in the 

Two Rangers scramble for a catch against the 
Itawamba Indians. Northwest played a tough 
game, but fell to the Indians, 29-21. 

Cowboy up 

was the theme, 
and it was impos- 
sible to not notice. 
All residence halls 
were decorated 
for Homecoming, 
giving the campus 
an old Western 
look. Saloon doors 
welcomed visitors 
to the Recruiting 
Office. The smell 
of hay used for 
decorations filled 
the halls of the Ya- 
lobusha Building, 
and few horses 
were were seen 
grazing casually 
outside the resi- 
dence halls prior 
to the judging. 

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Billie Claire Darby waits atop her horse for the judges 
outside of the Ranger Hotel. 


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Robin Woods and her escort 
Preston Peyton take their place 
on the field at half time. 

Sophomore maids are (I to r) Mary Jo Little of Arklabutla, escorted by Laike Todd of Senatobia; Tonya Har- 
ris of Oxford, escorted by James Ledford of Oxford; Tiffany Hughery of Marks, escorted by Phillip Hentz of 
Marks; Sara Allison Jones of Southaven,escorted by Clyde Bostick of Horn Lake; Santrail Hunt of Charleston, 
escorted by Ronald Wilson of Charleston; and Lakeshia Harris of Charleston, escorted by Kevin Young of 

Tonya Harris waits for the an- 
nouncement of the 2005 home- 
coming queen. 

Freshman maids are (I to r) Abby Red of Sardis, escorted by Blake Embrey of Senatobia; Jessica Hicks of 
Horn Lake, escorted by Jake Taylor of Horn Lake ; Michel Jarjoura of Senatobia, escorted by Beau Martin 
of Oxford; Robin Woods of Olive Branch, escorted by Preston Peyton of Olive Branch; Latoya Brown of 
Oxford, escorted by Michael Mitchell of Oxford; Casey Knowles of Tupelo, escorted by Justin Nichols of 

Homecoming • 1 1 

NWCC shows its true colors... 


Panola Hall 
reinforces the 
Cowboy Up' 
theme with its 
festive decora- 

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Mikki Coleman pours her gentle- 
man a 'drink' while he waits at the 
Tallahatchie saloon. 

Marshall Hall 



In the Lawn Display 
Competition, the third 
place winner was Desoto 
Hall, the second place 
winner was Cosmetology 
and this year's first place 
winner was MARSHALL 

Northwest offices also 
had fun decorating around 
the Homecoming theme. 
FICE won this years con- 
test. Better luck to the oth- 
ers next year. 

The winner of the side- 
walk art contest that took 
place on the Ranger Square 
was Cory Walton. Second 
place went to Amber and 
Amy Hammond, and tak- 
ing third place were Can- 
dice Hitt and Lee Nelson. 

The unusually warm fall 
weather made Homecom- 
ing week activities a big hit 
with students, faculty and 
adminstration alike. 

—Brooke Sellers 

Marshall Hall won first place in the lawn display contest, showing off their spirit for 

Amber and Amy Hammond show 
their artistic talents in the side- 
walk chalk art contest. 

jorm residents rope the Indians in their display outside of Desoto Hall. 

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Northwest students come alive at the 
Homecoming dance. 

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The Registrar's Office took 
first place in the Office 
Decorating Contest by 
turning their space into a 
prairie scene. 

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The Cosmetology 
'ents, also known 
le Cosmo Girls, 
all fancy for the 




Aaron Clolinger. sophomore 
from Charleston, carries a game 
table into his Tallahatchie dorm 
in preparation for the new 
school year, (above) 

Onlookers from Tallahatchie 
dorm watch as a bicycle is lift- 
ed high above the ground in a 
prank, (right) 

Megan Peacock, freshman from 
Hernando, enjoys pizza at a 
party she threw for a friend at 
her Marshall apartment, (be- 


"Life on campus is nuts," stated Gray Stew- 
art, sophomore from Senatobia. "You're finally 
on your own to do what you want and have a 
good time." Stewart seemed to deem pranking 
his friends a "good time." He started his year 
of jokes out with 
the bikenapping 
of his roommate's 
Huffy. He then 
recruited friends 
from across the 
breezeway in his 
Tallahatchie dorm 
to help him hoist 
the bicycle high 
above the ground 
to hang as crown- 
ing glory to the 
conniving stunt. 

"I've got so 
many more jokes 
planned to do this 
year. Pranks keep 
life interesting 
and they keep us 
all on our toes!" 
exclaimed Stewart 
with a sneaky grin 
on his face. 

It seems many 
Northwest stu- 
dents find jokes as 
a good way to pass 
the time. Many 
cars are chalked 
each year, tons of 
tires are deflated, 
and the hottest of 

hot sauce in hamburgers is a usual around the 
dorms. Rooms are rearranged, stuffed animals 
hung from the ceiling, and foreign objects can 
always be found in the toothpaste tube. "It's 
all among friends," stated Jessica Cain, sopho- 
more from Batesville, and a jokester herself, 
"and it's all in good taste." 

Other ways students pass the time at school 
include playing intramural sports provided by 
Coach Cameron Blount, participating in stu- 
dent activities provided by Mrs. Pam Wooten, 
student activities manager, and playing games 
with fellow dorm residents. 

"It's awesome just to be here." explained 
Aaron Clolinger, sophomore from Charleston. 
"I commuted my first semester and college is 
a different experience now being on campus. 
Having friends around to hang out with all the 
time is great. Even the times we get in trouble 

are fun because you get to joke on everyone 
about it later. It's all about the memories." 

Dorm life can be complete mayhem and 
complete bliss at the same time. With room- 
mates it's often difficult to get the privacy need- 
ed for studying, 
but what would 
one do without 
the roommate 
that stays up and 
helps you pull the 
all-nighter be- 
fore a big exam? 
"The only way to 
explain dorm life 
is exhilarating," 
explained Susan 
Corey, sopho- 
more from South- 
aven. "It's great 
to be with friends 
all the time and 
have someone to 
help in times of 
need. Don't get 
me wrong, living 
together all the 
time does cause 
some small cat 
fights but I just 
say it brings us 
closer together." 

Living in 

the residence 
halls gives you a 
chance to learn 
the responsibility 
needed for living 
on your own. 

"Living in the dorm is a nice bridge from 
living with your parents to living in your own 
space," says Scarlet Lawrence, instructor of 
journalism and yearbook adviser at Northwest. 
"It gives you a sense of independence while 
not giving you too much freedom at one time." 
Some students feel that they are not given 
enough freedom. "I think it's a little restricting 
for the administration at Northwest to tell us 
that we can only visit other dorms during limit- 
ed hours," stated Sara Corey, sophomore from 

The bottom line, according to most dorm 
residents, is that living on campus makes col- 
lege more fulfilling. You make friends easier, 
learn to manage your time and responsibilities, 
and you get a sense of independence. 

-Billie Claire Darby 

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. 

The Good... having the company of 

roommates all the time... 

The Bad... sharing one bathroom with 

several people... 

The Ugly... also covered under sharing 

one small bathroom! 

The Good... having friends to stay up all 
night talking about issues with... 
The Bad... having friends stay over in 
your bedroom floor after a long night o\ 

The Ugly... yawning through your 8 
o'clock because of staying up with your 
friend all night! 

The Good... making friends that will lasl 

a lifetime... 

The Bad.. .roommates that just don't 

match your style of living... 

The Ugly... the food that has been sitting 

on your messy roommates desk for a 


Cameron Blount, intramural sports and recreatk 
manager, referees a volleyball game one Septei 
ber afternoon, (above left) 

Susan and Sara Corey, both sophomores fro 
Southaven, and Jessica Cain, sophomore fro 
Batesville, (clockwise from bottom) enjoy a mov 
provided by students activites one night. (abo\ 

Northwest students gather to give a friend a birt 
day party (left) Back row left to right: Candac 
Hitt, Hernando; Ryan Crihfield, Hernando; Johni 
Belt, Hampton, GA.; Middle Row left to right: Le 
ley Sullivan, Amory; Paige Thornton, Amory; Megc 
Peacock, Hernando; Damon Harris, Southave 
Bottom row left to right: Leanna Blount, Hernand 
Jessica Ray ford, Batesville; and friend to NW st 
dents Janean McCalip, Hernando visits the dorr 
to join in on the fun. 



MAY 13, 2005 

Students wait to be presented their degrees during the after- 
noon ceremony, (left) 

Dean of Career-Technical Education, Joe Broadw< 
degree during the morning ceremony, (below) , 



Shanickey Nicole Kirkwood of Clarksdafa 
receives her Associate of Arts degreej 
Academic Dean Marilyn Bateman. . 




A record 589 students participated in the two com- 
mencement ceremonies on Friday, May 13, 2005. 
The ceremonies took place in Howard Coliseum on 
the Senatobia campus. Three hundred fifty Associate 
of Applied Science graduates participated in the 10 
a.m. ceremony, and 239 Associate of Arts graduates 
participated in a 3 p.m. ceremony. 

Dr. Gary Lee Spears, registrar and president-elect, 
presided over the ceremonies. 

Musical accompaniment for the ceremony was 

provided by the Northwest Singers and Sym- 
phonic Band, which were directed by Susanne 
VanDyke and John Ungurait, respectively. The 
groups performed "Homeward Bound" featuring 
soloist Zach Hardy of Hernando. 

Dr. David M. Haraway presented his last com- 
mencement address as president of the college 
during the ceremony, in addition to awarding 
the diplomas and certificates to each graduate. 

—April Wroblewski 

Dr. David Haraway \ 

his final commence 

address as president 

Northwest Mississippi 

Community College, Haraway 

retired June 30, 

Alma Mater 

While the Western sun is falling 

On our Grey and Blue 
Proudly stands our Alma Mater 

Glorious to view. 


Years of Honor, years of glory 

Hail, all Hail to thee; 

To Northwest our Alma hiater 

We will ever faithful be. 


Here we are gathered hope and courage 
With our friends so dear 

In our hearts we'll cherish 
Every mem'ry here. 

Carl Johnson, Lyrics 
Class of 1956 

Glenn Triplett, Music 
Class of 1957 


Intramural Sports Fall 2009 





Outdoor Volleyball 

Aug. 10 

Aug. 19 

Aug. 22 

Flag Football 

Aug. 10 

Aug. 26 

Aug. 29 

Water Volleyball 

Aug. 31 

Sept. 14 

Sept. 19 

3-on-3 Basketball 

Sept. 6 

Sept. 22 

Sept. 26 


Sept. 19 

Oct. 6 

Oct. 10 


Oct. 10 

Oct. 27 

Oct. 31 

Turkey Trot 

Nov. 1 

Nov. 17 

Nov. 21 

Ping Pong 

Nov. 7 

Nov. 21 

Nov. 28 


Nov. 14 

Nov. 29 

Dec. 1 


Intramural Sports Spring 2005 

Indoor Volleyball 

Jan. 4 

Jan. 10 

Jan. 11 

5-on-5 Basketball 

Jan. 4 

Jan. 19 

Jan. 23 


Jan. 26 

Feb. 9 

Feb. 13 


Feb. 2 

Feb. 16 

Feb. 20 


Feb. 16 

March 2 

March 6 


Feb. 23 

March 9 

March 20 

Hoop Shoot 

Feb. 27 

March 20 

March 22 

Ultimate Frisbee 

March 2 

March 23 

March 27 


March 20 

April 3 

April 5 


April 3 

April 20 

April 24 

Ping Pong Champion, Kenneth Allen, a freshman of Cleve- 
land, returns a serve. 



"Overall participation in 
recreation and intramural 
sports has been up this 

-Coach Blount 

Intramural sports are great for Northwest students. Choosing from 
18 different sports, they have many options of what they would like to 
participate in. 

Ultimate Frisbee was a new sport in the spring semester. Intramu- 
ral Sports and Recreation Manager Cameron Blount was excited to in- 
troduce it and glad to see it come together so well. 

Water volleyball and water basketball were cancelled this fall due 
to the pool closure. Northwest is expecting a new building in the near 
future that could include a new pool, basketball and racquetball courts. 
It will house the health education program and recreation sports. "It is 
going to help every aspect of Northwest," said Blount. 

"I have more participation from females this year," said Blount. 
"One of last year's goals was to have more females play intramurals, 
and the number seems to increase each year! I love my job. It only 
keeps me out late two nights out of the week." 

All activities are offered to the full-time students and are voluntary. 
Varsity athletes are not eligible to participate in the intramural sport 
affiliated with the varsity sport in which they participate. This gives the 
student who is not a varsity athlete the opportunity to participate in 

-Brooke Sellers 

penman, freshman of Charleston participat 

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Irent Ellett, sophomore of Charleston, shows his 
abilities in a game of volleyball. 

Intramurals • 19 


The Nerd 

Our Town 

Beauty Review 

Mr. & Miss NWCC-Senatobia 

Mr. & Miss NWCC-DeSoto Center 

Mr. & Miss NWCC-LYTC 


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Audiences for the spring pro- 
duction of Larry Shue's The 
Nerd experienced theatre in a 
different setting when the play 
was held "in-the-round" in the 
Fine Arts Auditorium on the 
Senatobia campus Feb. 24-27, 
2005. The Nerd was directed by 
theatre instructor Sam Weak- 

The audience was seated 
around the performance area, 
a style called "theater-in-the- 

The characters in the play 
consisted of sophomore Brian 

Laveck of Olive Branch (Wil- 
lum); sophomore Michael Rohr- 
bacher of Horn Lake (Rick, a.k.a. 
the Nerd); freshman Lauren 
Sandidge of Greenville (Tansy); 
sophomore Krisanie Carpenter 
of Senatobia (Axel); freshman 
Jerry Trumble of Walls (Wald- 
grave); John Haskins of Senato- 
bia (Thor); and Emily Burnett of 
Southaven (Clelia). 

In the play, Rick (the Nerd) 
saves Willum's life. In return, 
Willum vows that he will always 
be there for Rick any time he 
needs anything. 

Rick unexpectedly shows up 
at Willum's apartment needing 
a place to stay. During Rick's 
stay, many strange things start 
to happen, and Willum becomes 
tired of Rick and plots on ways 
to get him to leave. By the time 
the play ends, the tables have 
turned and a twist is revealed. 

"Sometimes we have to find 
the outrageous silliness in our- 
selves to truly escape from life's 
cruelties. I hope the audience 
found some humor in our silly 
farce," Weakley said. 

-Brittany Hug gins 

John Haskins of Senatobia plays 
Thor, the son of Willum's boss, Thor 
gets scared after seeing Rick 
dressed as a gorilla, (above) 


Willum (Brian Laveck), 
(Krisanie Carpenter) one 
(Lauren Sandidge) ma 
a game that says you h 
wait until an apple con 
brown before you can 
The game is designed to 
Rick (Michael Rohrbacht 
the plan doesn't work, ar 
thinks the game is cool 

Tansy (Lauren Sandidge) rereads 
an emotional birthday card 
she gave to Willum on his birth- 
day trying to find out what she 
said to make him leave, (right) 

■ Willum (Brian Laveck) is frus- 
trated because Rick (Michael 
Rohrbacher) ruins his very im- 

H portant hotel design, (left) 

Axel (Krisanie Carpenter) plans a way 1 
her friends Willum and Tansy together; c 
that involves the Nerd (Michael Rohrbai 

The Nerd • 23 

By Thornton Wilder 

Directed b 
S.A. Weakley 

The Fine Arts Division presented "Our Town" Sept. 
29-Oct. 2 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. " 'Our Town' 
is always to be performed without props and minimal 
scenery, according to its author Thornton Wilder ii 
iQSQ." said Sam Weakley, speech/theatre instruct 
and director of the play. "This is to heighten the 
manity of the story and to make clear to all audie 
members that their primary focus should always be 
the actors and the story— not the scenery or lights or 
any of the other truly extraneous elements of theatr 

"Our Town" won the Pulitzer Prize in 1938 acco 
ing to Weakley, and is one of the most-produced plays 
of all time and clearly one of the three greatest Ameri- 
can plays of all time. 

"Our Town" is a play about a play. It's about a simple 
town named Grover's Corners where the Webb and 
Gibbs families live peacefully next door to each other. 

In the play, George Gibbs and Emily Webb begin as 
children who are best friends. Throughout the pl av 
time progresses from George and Emily's childhoou 
to their adulthood. Throughout childhood, they were 
good friends.When they entered the teen years, they 
began to care for each other. They eventually fall in 
love when they reach adulthood and want to get mar- 

Wilder commented to writer and playwright Ger- 

himself ar 

Our Town' is one of the most pro- 

with aii the big subjects in it." Those subjects, present- f th e three greatest American play s of 

ed in three acts, include daily life, love and marriage, 
and life and death. 

Instructors Doug Bennett and Jo Ellen Logan served 
as technical director and costume designer, respec- 
tively. -Ericka Taylor and Billie Claire Darby 


The Gibbs family sits around the 
table discussing family issues. From 
left clockwise are Cassidy Porter, 
Emily Burnett, Corey Williams, and 
Chase Hairston 

Stage Manager, Krisanie Carpenter shows a map of Grovers 
ners to the audience of the play. 

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After being announced in 
the Top Ten, contestants (left 
to right) Starr Atkinson, Jes- 
sica Walker, Hollie Hilliard, and 
Jinger Cathey line up at the 
front of the stage, (above) 

Hannah Kennedy, a freshman 
from Charleston, smiles for the 
judges, (right) 



threatened the area 
on the evening of 
Nov. 15. But that 
didn't stop North- 
west's beautiful la- 
dies from coming 
out to strut their 
stuff at the annual 
Beauty Review held 
in the Fine Arts Au- 

After filling out 
the paperwork, writ- 
ing two essays, and 
attending manda- 
tory practices, the 
ladies were ready 
for the big night. A 
crowd came out to 
show support. This 
year's competition 
was especially excit- 
ing because there were so many won- 
derful contestants, according to the Stu- 
dent Activities Manager Pam Wooten. 
Finally the big moment came for 2004's 
Most Beautiful, Megan Turner of Olive 
Branch, to crown the winner. 

Hillary Geeslin of Senatobia was 
named Northwest's Most Beautiful 
2005. "I was really excited and sur- 
prised to win! It's a big honor to repre- 

Celebrating the big moment are (I to r) Cons; 
Lee Crawford of Lake Cormorant, 2nd runner- 
tiful 2005; Lauri Williams of Senatobia, 1st runr 

sent Northwest," said Geeslin. A 2005 
graduate of Southern Baptist Educa- 
tional Center, Geeslin is currently a 
freshman majoring in nursing here at 
Northwest. She is the daughter of Rick 
and Jackie Geeslin. 
Four other finalists were also chosen. 
First runner-up, Lauri Williams of 
Senatobia, is a freshman majoring 
in psychology. Jenna Lee Crawford 
of Lake Cormorant, second run- 
ner-up, is a sophomore majoring in 
business administration. Third run- 
ner-up, Amanda Piper of Senatobia, 
is a sophomore business adminis- 

n of Senatobia, Most Bea> 

tration/marketing major. Consta 
Collins of Pope, fourth runner-u{ 
a freshman and a pre-cytotechnol 
major. All of the winners felt hone 
to be chosen because it was sue 
tough competition. 

"It was so much fun getting 
dress up and walk on stage in fi 
of all those people," said contesl 
Jenna Haven, a sophomore from 
ive Branch. Many of the girls v 
very nervous as the curtains opei 
But the nerve-wracking experie 
was very exciting. Constance Coll 
fourth runner-up, will remember 

rience. "It was g 
g out with all the g 
aking new friends, an< 
oirse dressing up!" ! 

s. —Brittany Grav 

Sophomore Jenna Haven c 
Olive Branch carefully applfc 
her mascara to make sure sh 
looks picture perfect befor 
going on stage. (Right) 
2004 Most Beautiful Mega 
Turner crowns Hillary Geeslh 

Beauty Review • 29 


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Patrick Hoyle of Ashland has been chosen 
as this year's Mr. NWCC. Hoyle, a 20-year-old 
sophomore, is majoring in secondary educa- 
tion. He is planning on transferring to the 
University of Mississippi in August to receive 
his degree. 

Hoyle offers his thanks to everyone who 
voted for him. "It feels good to know my cam- 
paign was not in vain," he said. "It is a good 
feeling because I met so many people in the 
campaign I never thought I would meet." 

Hoyle enjoys going to church and spending 
time with his friends and family. 

"Patrick is wonderful to work with," Jo El- 
len Logan, a speech instructor said. "He is de- 
lightful backstage and that is a real test... He 
has a sweet personality." 


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Mattie Davis is this year's Miss NWCC. Da- 
vis, 20, a sophomore from Darling, is major- 
ing in biology and hopes to transfer to Delta 
State after Northwest. She is planning on 
working as an optometrist. 

Davis feels it is a honor to receive the title. 
"It is a blessing and a privilege to represent a 
school such as Northwest." 

In her spare time, Davis enjoys singing, 
dancing and writing. 

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Mr. & Miss Northwest • 31 

Jennifer Uhrmacher, 20, and a sophomore from 
Southaven has been selected as Miss NWCC-Deso- 
to Center. Uhrmacher is majoring in nursing and 
hopes to one day be a family nurse practioner. 

Her hobbies include shopping, and spending 
time with her friends and family 

She said being elected Miss Northwest was quite 
a tribute. "I couldn't believe it," she said, "It's an 

She advised other college students to focus all of 
their attention on their studies. "Take your grades 
very seriously," she said. 

Ben Hamilton, 21, and a sophomore from Olive 
Branch is majoring in business administration. He 

hopes to one day be a contractor. He chose NWCC 
because of the convience of the Desoto Center and 
its closeness to his home and family. 

His plans after NWCC are to transfer to Mississippi 
State this fall. 

"I feel privileged to be elected Mr. Northwest," 
Hamilton stated. 

His hobbies include rodeos, hunting, fishing, 
and spending time with his family. 

Hamilton stated his name on the ballot was quite 
a shock. "Well, I got my name on the ballot and I 
didn't even know it," he said. "Pro. Quinton put my 
name on the ballot... I won't lie; it was quite a sur- 



Thomas Campbell and Cynthia Morris are both 
cosmetology majors on t he Oxford campus. 

Morris, of Randolph, is was selected as the Out- 
standing Student in cosmetology for 2005-06 at 

A non-traditional student, Morris was a "very 
self-motivated, good all-around student," accord- 
ing to Heidi Riley, cosmetology instructor. 

Morris graduated from the Northwest program 
in December and is now employed at 1308 Spa and 
Salon in Oxford. 

Campbell of Batesville, had already earned a 
bachelor's degree in political science when he re- 
turned to college to fulfill a lifelong dream of work- 
ing in the cosmetology business. 

"Thomas is the nicest guy," said Riley. "He is re- 
ally an amazing young man." 

Campbell also graduated in December and is 
working at Blessed Hands in Oxford. 

"I'm really proud of these students," said Riley. 
"They are the kind of people whose company you 
seek," she said. 

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Women's Basketball 






36 • SPORTS 

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Season at a Glance 

This year's football season is over, and what do Head Coach 
Randy Pippin and his Northwest Rangers have to show for it 
besides a 1-6 record and bruised egos? Quite a lot. 

The Northwest offense was able to put up 307 total yards 
Oct. 29 against Itawamba, 160 of which came through the 
air, a season high for the Rangers. Passing is something that 
hasn't come easily this year, considering the fact that North- 
west opponents out-threw them 1,170 yards to a mere 540 
on the season. Power running and hard-nosed defense have 
been the staple of the team this year, and with nine starters 
returning on offense there does appear to be light at the end 
of the gridiron tunnel. 

"Nine out of 11 offen- 
sive starters are fresh- 
men who have been test- 
ed in the fiery furnace; 
I'm encouraged for them 
for next year," Pippin 
said. "Any time you have 
that many guys coming 
back at the junior col- 
lege level you are always 
excited for spring prac- 

After some disappoint- 
ing losses, Northwest 
was desperately looking 
for something positive to 
happen in the season fi- 
nale Nov. 5, which was a 

make-up game. Instead, the game turned into another heart 
breaker. Mississippi Delta came into Ranger Stadium expect 
ing the usual ground and pound game from Northwest, an( 
with the help of a few turnovers they were expecting to win. 

That's what happened for the most part except the turn 
overs came in the form of sloppy deep snaps in the end zone 
and it was Mississippi Delta who gave up two safetys. As usu 
al, Northwest dominated the running game but struggled ii 
the red zone and were incapable of moving the ball througl 
the air. Freshman tailback Bryan Fitzgerald from Southavei 
was able to break for a 38-yard scamper in the second quar 
ter which would give Northwest a 9-7 lead. Mississippi Delt; 
scored a touchdown in the last minute of the first half to tak< 
a 14-9 halftime lead. 

Northwest would get another safety in the third quarter 
but was unable to capitalize on possession opportunities, re 
suiting in a 14-11 loss. 

Some questionable officiating resulted in a 29-21 Itawam 
ba win on Oct. 29, nearly spoiling the Northwest homecom 
ing festivities. 

After trailing the entire game, Coach Pippin's offense wouk 
get the ball one last time with 3:05 remaining on the clock 
Northwest was able to rely on their power running game 
which had not been effective all day, to drive the length o 
the field ending up on the ICC one-yard line. Referees denie( 
freshman quarterback Larry Henderson from Hernando th< 
touchdown on the sneak attempt despite obvious film evi 
dence that could have overruled the play. 

"On film, it's obviously over the plane but unfortunately w< 
don't have the same ability that Div. (continued on page 38 

with thl 

Football • 37 

(continued from page 37) I programs have and 
that's the ability to review plays," Pippin said. 

Two balls dropped in two possessions lost plus 
a number of aerial attacks by the Northeast Tigers 
were too much for Northwest to handle in Boon- 
eville on Oct. 20. Northwest was the heavy under- 
dog going into the game and the 38-14 final score 
reflects that perfectly. A six-yard run by Larry 
Henderson and an acrobatic 100-yard kickoff re- 
turn by Terrance Jackson of Senatobia were the 
lone scores put up by the Rangers. The Northeast 
passing game was dominant accumulating 227 
yards through the air, including two scores. 

Pippin and his staff continue to keep an opti- 
mistic attitude despite finishing the season with 
the worst win-loss record (1-6) since 1970 when 
the Rangers ended the season 2-8. 

"Even though we endured some extraordinary 
challenges during this transitional year, our play- 
ers continue to respond positively to adversity. 
After being here for five months, I can assure ev- 
eryone in the Northwest family that the Rangers 
will be back to National 
Championship status in the 
near future. I know from 
experience that if we can 
teach our people to wake 
up every morning with a 
commitment to make to- 
day better than yesterday, 
no matter how good or bad 
it was, then that will go fur- 
ther in life than anything," 
Pippin said. 

-Sam Tanner 



Quarterback Larry Henderson tries tc 
get outside against Mississippi 
Delta, (above) 

Linebacker Marcus Johnson makes 
the tackle on an Itawamba tailback 
in the homecoming game, (left) 

7?ie Rangers line up against Mississippi Delta in the season-finale for 
both teams, (top) 

Punter Joey Johnson booms one against Itawamba, (above) 

Danny Ray Coh 

Football • 39 

Rangers Post-Season Honors 

A quartet of Northwest Mississippi Community College sophomore football players were selected All-State by the 
Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges. 

They are Terrance Jackson, Zach Britten, Rob Ramage, and Andre Reese. 

Jackson, a tailback from Senatobia, was chosen first team All-State. Jackson finished sixth in the state in rushing 
with 444 yards and one touchdown on 80 carries. Jackson also excelled on kickoff returns and placed fourth in the 
state averaging 25.9 yards per return, including a 100-yarder for a touchdown against Northeast. 

The other three Ranger players were named second team All-State. 

Britten, a cornerback from Abbeville, was tied for third in the state with four interceptions. He was credited with 
34 tackles and picked off three passes in Northwest's win against Holmes. He also led the Rangers by breaking up 17 

Ramage, a defensive end from Hernando, finished fourth on the team in tackles with 60 total hits. Ramage collected 
29 solo tackles and led the team with six quarterback sacks. 

Reese, a linebacker from Seville, Fla., was third on the team and ninth in the state with 60 total tackles. Reese also 
recorded an interception, recovered a fumble, and had seven tackles for loss. 





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Robert Moore WR 

Zach Britten DB 

Fred Brand DB 

Dez Barnes DB 

Jeremy Jones WR 

Larry Henderson QB 

Will Sneed QB 

Cory Jackson WR 

Darryl Jackson WR 

Eric Nicks RB 

Brandon Wilson DB 

IT. Buford QB 

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Maurice Thornton LB 

Clayton Butler LB 

Jonathan Jackson WR 

Kris Austin WR 

Marcus Johnson LB 

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Justin Davis OL 

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Jeff Neely OL 

Josh Winchell OL 

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Coach Jarjoura is looking forward and 
not looking back. In what was a tough 
season, fraught with difficulties, the 
Northwest soccer teams are putting the 
season behind them. "The way I look at 
it," said Jarjoura, "Is that it is now his- 
tory, and we will not be brought down by 
it. We want to look ahead." 

The Northwest Rangers finished out 
the year with a record of 2-10 overall and 
a 2-8 record in the MACJC north divi- 
sion. The Northwest Lady Rangers fin- 
ished with a 5-6 record overall and were 
5-3 in the MACJC north division. 

"We did not do as well as we hoped we 
would," said Justine Richins, midfielder 
and MVP of the Lady Rangers. But she 
counted the game against Mississippi 
Delta on Sept. 26, in which they won in 
overtime, as a game filled with magic. 
"That was awesome. We played so well 
that game. We were making good passes, 
we were making good defensive plays, we 
were working so well with each other." 

The Northwest Rangers had a more 
difficult time overcoming the winds of 
Hurricane Katrina— injury blows to three 
players on the team and a youthful team 
comprised of only three sophomores. "It 
was a tough season, but we do not want 
to use Hurricane Katrina and injuries as 
an excuse." True to his outlook of look- 
ing forward, Jarjoura points out, "All of 
those who were freshmen this year shall 
be sophomores next year." 

"I made mistakes myself," he told the 
team during an awards ceremony on 
Dec. 1. "But we are reloaded for next 
year." He went on to mention that he 
would be looking for skill, but would be 
keeping an eye on attitudes off the field 
as well. 

Although it was a difficult season, he 
admits that the camaraderie between the 
players was fairly strong. In an awards 
banquet given for both the men's and 
women's teams by the Baptist Student 
Union, the teams could be seen con- 
versing and laughing over barbeque and 
ice cream. Coach Jarjoura spoke to the 
players and handed out awards. Lindsey 
Matthews of the Lady Rangers earned 
All-Region 23 honors. The All-State 
awards went out to Robby Tucker of the 
Rangers, and Gena Gutierrez and Kris- 
ten Mattei of the Lady Rangers. 

A highlight of the hard season was 
sophomore Jessica Yelvington of Cor- 

dova, Tenn., earning a spot in the North- 
west record book for 
reaching 40 goals in a ca- 
reer in the game against 
East Mississippi on Oct. 
4. "It feels great, and I'm 
proud of it," said Yelv- 
ington of the record. 

Last season Yelving- 
ton set the record for 
most goals in a single 
season with 32. But what 
once seemed like a guar- 
antee turned into a pos- 
sible maybe after a slow 
start for Yelvington. In 
just six games, Yelving- 
ton managed only three 

That is when the de- 
mand of meeting reason- 
able expectations began 
to take its toll on Yelv- 
ington. "It bothered me 
because I couldn't score 
at first," said Yelvington. 
"My dad was pressuring 
me and telling me what 
I needed to do." But she 
followed his advice stat- 
ing, "I always listen to 
my daddy." 

Jarjoura noted that 
several schools includ- Coach Peter Jarjoura gives his 

ing Delta State, Austin Peay, and the team a speech before the game. 
University of Mississippi are interested 
in Yelvington. "Delta State is highly after 
her," he said. "They've talked to me, her 
and her parents. They've also come to a 
couple of her games. She has got a great 
future ahead of her." 

Coach Jarjoura wishes the best for 
his players. He handed out awards 
such as Most Valuable Player to Ranger 
goalkeeper Jake Adams, who kept the 
Rangers within one goal in seven of the 
games that they lost. He also handed out 
awards noting the players who had ex- 
cellent grades and behavior. 

This is what he hopes for them-more 
than a good season, he hopes for success 
off the field. He encouraged, "Dedication 
and hard work is not only important on 
the field, but off of it as well." 

-Whitney Hall, Buddy Jones and 
April Wroblewski contributed to this 

The Northwest Rangers 
huddle together for pre- 
game talk. 

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46 • SPORTS 


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en blaze trail to nationals 

The Northwest Ranger basketball team 
kept alive its tradition of winning during the 
2005-06 season. 

Northwest tore through the regular sea- 
son like a buzz saw by posting a record of 
24-1. The Rangers also claimed their third 
consecutive MACJC north division champi- 

The Rangers were recognized for their 
outstanding play on a national level all sea- 
son. They were ranked pre-season No. 21 in 
the country by the NJCAA, then climbed to 
the No. 3 spot with one week remaining in 
the regular season. 

Northwest kept alive a 36-game home 
win streak at Howard Coliseum and also 
claimed the school's 26th consecutive vic- 
tory against a north division opponent. 

The Rangers opened the season with 
an 11-game win streak and climbed to No. 
4 in the national poll, before losing to top- 
ranked Chipola College of Florida in West 
Plains, Mo. Northwest rebounded by win- 
ning its last 13 games of the regular season. 

Northwest averaged over 60 percent from 
the field this season. So what's next? Play- 

"We finish out our division games, the 
state tournament, then back to nationals 
where we belong. However, the real work 
is far from finished," said Head Coach Don 

Sophomore guard Adrian Banks from 
Memphis lit up the scoreboard and the eyes 
of Division I scouts with a 27-point perfor- 
mance against Itawamba on Feb. 6. 

Banks' performance was much needed 
against ICC, a game that in proportion to 
the rest of the season appeared to be a little 
out of hand. 

After Northwest beat ICC 95-83, the Rang- 
ers wiped a little sweat off their brows, and 
went back to prepare for the Holmes Bull- 
dogs, a team that has been halfway capable 
of keeping up with the Rangers this year. 
This time 6-2 sophomore 
guard LeDarius Johnson 
had the big game with 21 
points and 10 rebounds 
in a close win over Hol- 
mes 88-72. 

After a couple of "close 
games" the Rangers re- 
turned to Senatobia and 
dominated Coahoma 
with an 85-71 win. 

The Rangers turned in 
a bashing of yet another 
division rival, except 
this one was on the road 
against East Mississippi 
winning 91-64. North- 

west had four players score and rebound in 
double digits in both of those games. 

Everyone got to play and literally every- 
one got to score on Jan. 23 against the Lions 
in Senatobia. Terrell Wilson, a 6-8 sopho- 
more from Holly Springs, had 23 points to 
go along with 11 rebounds and two blocked 
shots in the 

Three days 
later North- 
west crushed 
rival North- 
east, leading 
by at least 
25 points for 
most of the 

game Jan. 30 against Mississippi Delt 
seemed like it was going to be less of ai 
easy win in the early going when Delta onl 
trailed by 10 at the half. The Delta score 
board read 97-70 at the end of the game. 

-Sam Tanner 

All-State guard Adrian Banks scores h 
of his 27 points for the Rangers again;: 
Itawamba, (above) 

The Rangers huddle during timeout tc 
cuss strategy, (left) 

Forward Justin Nabors skies between 
Itawamba Indians on his way to the fc>< 
In Northwests 93-85 victory, (opposite 

Basketball • 4 

Post Season Play 

Northwest claimed an unprecedented fourth consecutive 
region championship by knocking off the Pearl River Wild- 
cats 77-73 in the finals of the Region XXIII Tournament 
March 9 in Clinton. 

"It's almost unbelievable." said Ranger Head Coach Don 
"Bubba" Skelton. "This team has been through a lot this 
season, but they never let it affect them on the court." 

Northwest, which was ranked No. 2 in the country in the 
final NJCAA regular season poll, played the last month of 
its schedule with a roster of just eight players. The Rangers 
lost seven of its team members during the course of the sea- 
son for various reasons. 

"We've spent 
the last three or 
four weeks rallying 
around one anoth- 
er," added Skelton. 
"This team has 
a lot of character 
and they just won't 

The Rangers, 29- 
2 overall, advanced 
to the NJCAA Na- 
tional Champion- 
ship Tournament 
March 21-25 at the Sports Arena in Hutchinson, Kan. 

Sophomore guard Adrian Banks set a tournament record 
for most points scored in a two-game tournament with 72 

In the first round of action the Rangers made a tremen- 
dous comeback effort in their battle with Iowa, but fell short 
by a score of 84-76. The Rangers closed a 25-point deficit 
to five points in their comeback attempt, which was led by 
Banks who finished with a career-high 39 points. 

In the second round of play, the Rangers faced the Ra- 
vens of Coffeyville, Kan. At the half, the score was 39-23 in 
Coffeyville's favor. Banks, again, led a comeback effort with 
33 points. The final score of 77-64 eliminated the Rangers 
in tournament play. 

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running out at the start of the game, (above, inset) 

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Sharnenskia Lewis goes in for a layup despite the presence of two 
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After a season of solid play, the Lady 
Rangers ended the year in the semi-finals of 
the Region XXIII Tournament March 8 at 
Mississippi College in Clinton as they fell to 
the Northeast Lady Tigers 89-64. 

Damesha Harris of Tahoka, Texas, led the 
Lady Rangers with a game-high 22 points 
and also grabbed 15 rebounds. LaMaesha 
McAdory of Coldwater added 13 points, 
while Candy Hall of Robinsonville chipped 
in with 11. 

The Lady Tigers caused trouble for the 
Lady Rangers all season. The week before in 
the state tournament held in Howard Coli- 
seum on the Senatobia campus, Northwest 
fell to Northeast by a score of 75-57. 

There were individual standouts in the 
state tournament play. Northwest freshman 
McAdory posted her 18th double-double of 
the season with 20 points and 16 rebounds. 
Hall added 11 points for the Lady Rangers. 

Earlier in the season the Lady Rang- 
ers had lost all four meetings against 
the Lady Tigers. 

"When you play poorly against a 
good team, you will get beat," said 
Northwest Head Coach Don Edwards. 
"We fought like we have all season, 
but it just wasn't good enough." 

The Lady Rangers opened the cam- 
paign with a record of 5-4, but got hot 
when division play began. Northwest 
won five of its first six games against 
division opponents. 

They closed out the regular season 
by blowing out Coahoma, East Mis- 
sissippi and Itawamba. 

"Every game we play from here 
on is more important than any game 
we've played all year," said Edwards 
before tournament play began. 
"Division games decide who 
goes to the 
dance and 
goes home, 
that is what it is 
all about." 

Northwest end- 
ed its season with 
an overall record 
of 16-9 and a di- 
vision record of 





Damesha Harris shoots for two of 
her 25 points against Itawamba, 

Coach Don Edwards discusses 
strategy with his team, (below) 

McAdory goes up for two points 
against Itawamba, (opposite 

Guard Candy Hall drives against 
a Northeast Lady Tiger in the Re- 
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54 • SPORTS 

Head coach Donny Castle witnessed his share of highs and lows during his fi- 
nal campaign as the Ranger's skipper. The 2005 Rangers opened the spring 
with a 1-4 start, but jumped back into contention through the halfway mark 
with a 13-6 record. The Rangers managed only three wins in their next 13 games and 
dropped to 16-16. After a dismal .500 start, the Rangers caught fire and scratched off 
12 of their final 13 games including an 11 game winning streak to finish with a 12-4 
division record and a 30-21 overall record. The end of the season run for the Rangers 
enabled them to capture the north division crown. It marks their first division title 
since 2002. During the post-season, the Rangers seemed to run out of gas despite 
hosting the tournaments. In round one of the MACJC State Tournament, the Rang- 
ers escaped with a 7-6 victory. Itawamba destroyed the Rangers in a 17-3 round two 
game, and the Rangers were defeated 7-4 by Pearl River. In the first round of the 
Regional XXIII Division II North Tournament, the Rangers beat Holmes 6-3 before 
losing to Itawamba 15-5 in round 2 and a heartbreaking 8-7 round 3 loss to Holmes, 
ending the Rangers post-season play. "We had a bunch of great players, but we never 
really played together as a team," said first baseman B.W. Beckwith of Benton. "We 
got in over our heads and our attitude toward the game wasn't very good." Beckwith 
wasn't alone in experiencing disappointment. Second baseman John David Beane 
of Fulton said the defense let the team down. "We just didn't play great," said Beane. 
Freshman pitcher Chris Garrett of Holly Springs was chosen All-Region. 
Garrett posted a record of 6-1 with an ERA of 3.66. Garrett also threw four 
complete games and registered 28 strikeouts. Pitcher Conner Douglas of 
Clarksdale, outfielder Josh Irvin of Coldwater and infielder Nick Gardner 
of Olive Branch were selected for first team All-State. Douglas 

was the Rangers' ace on the mound. He chalked up a record of 

T 7-3 with an ERA of 3.66. He also recorded a team-leading 52 

L4 strikeouts. Irvin batted .336 with seven home runs 

■ h m m an d 41 RBI. He also scored 36 (continued page 56) 

Josh Irvin, sophomore from Coldwa- 
ter, helps his team by hitting gound- 
ers and moving players around the 
bases, (center) 

Kyle Chunn, freshman from South- 
aven, races against the ball to a 
safe arrival at third base.(right) 

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land, Chris Garrett; Middle row (from left): Head Coach Donny Castle, Jesse Butler, Nick Gibson, Alex Acevedo, Kyle Chunn, 
Michael Dowdy, Will Sneed, John Hoggard, Conner Douglas, Asst. Coach Mark Carson; Back row (from left): Felix Bruno, B. 
W, Beckwith, Ryan Winters, Lance Ryals, Max Lonon, Ken Ellis, Hugh Brown, John David Beane, Jacob Lantrip. 


(continued from page 55) runs, hit 11 doubles and stole six bases. Infielder Alex Acevedo of Aguada, Puerto Rico, 
outfielder Kyle Chunn of Southaven, and Beckwith were chosen as second team All-State. Chunn batted .344 and 
chalked up four home runs, 25 RBI and scored 30 runs. 

Beckwith led the Rangers with a .344 batting average. He also hit seven home runs, collected 20 RBI, and scored 
25 runs. "I started out a little slow, but ended up having a great season," said Beckwith. Hugh Brown of Oxford, 
Nick Gibson of Bartlett, Tenn., and Jacob Lantrip of Hernando were selected Academic Ail-Americans by the 

Brown and Gibson received top honors by being selected Distinguished Academic Ail-American for achieving a 
grade-point average of 3.80 or better over four semesters. Both accumulated a 3.87 GPA while majoring in busi- 
ness administration. Lantrip was named Academic Ail-American by Sport for amassing a GPA of 3.73 in second- 
ary education. 

At the team's annual post-season cookout, Castle and Assistant Coach Mark Carson handed out awards for out- 
standing individual performances. Gardner was voted the team's Most Valulable Player and shared the Best Hitter 
Award with teammate Beckwith. Both Garrett and Douglas were co-recipients of the team's Best Pitcher Award, 
while Lantrip earned the Hustle Award for the second consecutive year. 

-Buddy Jones 

56 • SPORTS 

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Jesse Butler 






Josh Irvin 






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The 2005 season was the last for Donny Castle 
as head coach of the Rangers. A coach for 26 
years, Castle stepped down after leading the 
program for eight seasons. Beginning with the 
2005-06 year, he will focus solely on duties as 
athletic director. 

A former standout baseball player at North- 
west, Mark Carson moved to the position of 
head coach for the 2005-06 season. In his eight 
seasons as an assistant coach, he helped the 
Rangers capture four MACJC north dvision 
championships an done MACJC state crown. 

Ranger infielder Hugh 
Brown was chosen Distin- 
guished Academic All- 
American for accumulating 
a 3.87 grade-point average 
in business administra- 
tion. Brown batted .294 last 
spring with four home runs, 
16 RBI and 29 runs scored. 


Pitcher Nick Gibson 
achieved a 3.87 GPA in 
business administration 
and was selected Distin- 
guished Academic All- 
American. Gibson posted a 
record of 1-1 on the mound 
with an ERA of 2.69 and 
nine strike-outs. 


Baseball outfielder Jacob 
Lantrip accumulated a GPA 
of 3-73 in secondary educa- 
tion. Lantrip batted .234 
with two home runs, 11 RBI 
and 17 runs scored. 

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Douglas, sophomore from Belden, and Magers Anderson, sophomore 

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This year Northwest's Rodeo season has been promising 
considering the team competes year round and has placed 
in the team standings in all but one event. 

Collectively, they have been to five rodeos total and have 
brought home winnings in both individual events and team 
competition in four out of five. After recently competing at 
Murray State University in Murray, Ky., the men's team fin- 
ished seventh overall with the help of Trey Clardy of Men- 
denhall who split the fifth and sixth place position in bare- 
back riding. 

Coming home from a strong outing at the University of 
Western Alabama is the women's team who finished sixth 
overall in the standings. Christy Blaine of Canton competed 
in the barrel racing category and went home with a sixth 
place finish. 

Another strong performance from the women's team 
marked the rodeo at the University of Southern Arkansas 

where they finished seventh. D.J. Crenshaw of Hernando 
finished sixth in the final average for the barrel racing com- 

Perhaps the best performance of the year came in the first 
collegiate rodeo of the season at the Missouri Valley Col- 
lege Rodeo in which the men's team tied for seventh and 
eighth out of 13 teams. The women's team also performed 
well coming out with a sixth place finish. Clardy finished 
sixth place in barrel racing. 

The season's one disappointment came at Troy State 
where neither team managed to place in individual or team 
standings. Head Coach Bud Young looks to make the best 
cowboys and cowgirls possible out of his group of young 
men and women. "When you are using all that you brought 
with you, you are a winner. Even though some haven't 
placed yet, they are all winners," Young said. 

-Sam Tanner 


Amye Zwerschke, a freshman from Court- 
land, participates in breakaway calf rop- 
ing during a rodeo held at the Multipur- 
pose Livestock Arena, (above) 

Sophomore Magers Anderson of Blue 
Springs and freshman Jess Davis ofOkolo- 
na race the clock during the team roping 
competition, (right) 

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The Lady Rangers' regular season run in 2005 catapulted them to an 
all-time school best 33-7 record. Their outstanding play allowed them 
to finish runners-up in the MACJC north division. However, the Lady 
Rangers' record-setting pace came to a screeching halt during the state 
and region tournament. 

In the double elimination tournament the Lady Rangers dropped a 2-1 
decision to Meridian in round one and lost 3-0 to East Central in round 
two. The team seemed to have lost its focus and chemistry down the 

"We kind of fell apart," said Pitcher Lacie McCulley of Southaven. "The 
team started arguing. We lost our first (tournament) game," she said. 
"You kind of get down after you lose the first one because you have to 
fight back." 

According to Team Captain Amanda Atchley of Horn Lake, her team 
seemed to lack passion. "I think everybody could have showed a little 
more emotion," she said. 

Overall the Lady Rangers compiled an amazing season. "We had a 
solid team," said Atchley. Solid would be an understatement. Six Lady 
Rangers earned post-season awards. Shortstop Megan Shackleford of 
Southaven was named All-Region XXIII and first team MACJC 11-State. 
Shackleford batted .370 and scored 32 runs. 

Third baseman Lauren Sharp of Senatobia and McCulley were cho- 
sen first team All-State. McCulley compiled a .40 ERA and grabbed 138 
strikeouts in 155 innings of work. 

McCulley finished the year with a 24-4 record and earned two saves. 
Offensively, McCulley batted .376 and scored 17 runs. Sharp led the Lady 
Rangers in batting with a .531 average. Sharp also collected 52 hits in 98 
at bats and scored 34 runs. 

Three Lady Rangers were selected second team All-State. They were outfielders Karrie Lance of Horn Lake, 
Kristin Crestman of Southaven and catcher Atchley. Atchley batted .427 with 21 runs scored and Lance batted .412 
Lance was also named Distinguished Academic Ail-American by the NJCAA. She maintained a 4.0 in elementary 

Awards were also handed out at the team's annual post-season banquet. McCulley earned the team's Most Valu- 
able Player honors. Sharp received the Slugger Award for leadig the team in hitting. Shackleford was awarded the 
Gold Glove for exceptional defensive play, and Kelsey Hudson was honored with the Heart of Champion Award. 

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McCulley, Lauren Sharp and 
Stacy Knight gather on the 
pitcher's mound to congratu- 
late each other (left). Catcher 
and infielder Courtney LeBlanc 
tries for an out as her opponent 
slides to home plate (above). 


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ers to victory. (Above). Lady Ranger at 
bat concentrates her energy as the bat 
connects with the softball. (Above center) 



Women's fast pitch softball 
standout Karrie Lance main- 
tained a perfect 4.0 GPA while 
majoring in elementary educa- 
tion. Lance played outfield for 
the Lady Rangers and batted 
.412 with 47 runs scored. 

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Northwest golf had a success 
ful 2005 year. The team brought 
home trophies in all five regular season Di 
vision III events. The team began with a vie 
tory at the Hinds Invitational in Raymond. Vic- 
tories were also captured at the Copiah-Lincoln 
Invitational, Meridian Invitational, Jones Invita- 
tional and the Gulf Coast Invitational. 

The Northwest golf team continued its season by 
defeating Jones County Junior College in the Divi- 
sion III Region XXIII championship at Kirkwood 
National in Holly Springs. Three members of the 
team including Jeremy Aldridge, Nic Gillespie and 
Traynor Jennings qualified for the All-Tourna- 
ment team and made it to the NJCAA Division 
III National Tournament. The tournament was 
held in Chautauqua, N.Y., June 6-10. 

This tournament is an honor to play in be- 
cause it is a gathering of the United States' most 
elite junior college golfers. Aldridge of Batesville 
placed 12th out of 108 golfers and was named an 
Ail-American. Aldridge shot 154 during the first 
two rounds and finished with a 145 on the last two 
days. He finished 11 strokes over par for the tourna- 
ment and 11 strokes out of the lead. Nathan Hartley 
of Tillatoba finished 47th with a score of 312. Gil- 
lespie of Grenada finished 78th with a 324. 

"These three guys worked hard all season to 
get to the national tournament," said North- 
west Head Coach Don Edwards. "Aldridge 
played consistent golf all spring, and he ^^ 
really played well in New York." 

66 • SPORTS 

Nic Gillespie of Grenada 
drives the ball off the 
teebox during a practice 

Qualifiers for fhe nafional foournament in Chautauqua, N.Y. (left to right) Jeremy 
Aldridge, Nathan Hartley and Nic Gillespie. 

Aldridge placed 12th at the four-day event, (right) 

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DeSoto Center has seen exciting changes during the 2005- 
2006 school year! 

Students are enjoying the new addition to the campus, and 
find the new full-service bookstore meets their needs. There 
are plans to pursue funding to complete the ground floor por- 
tion of the new wing. There are 13,000 square feet of available 1 
space to develop more classroom and office space. Within the 
next two years, there are plans to renovate the Olive Branch g 
building and possibly add new buildings on that campus. 

The 2+2 program at DeSoto Center allows students the op- 
portunity to get an associate's degree through Northwest, and 
a baccalaureate degree through the University of Mississippi 
in one place. > 

There are several programs available through the 2+2 pro- I 
gram, but the biggest news this year is the Scholarship Initia- 
tive. Pledges and donations have reached the half-way mark of 
meeting its $1 million goal. The focus for the next three years 
will be raising funds to make that goal. "Our efforts during that 
time will be to focus on ^^ 
individual and corporate 
donations to help us reach *"■ 
that magic number," said mq.| 
Richie Lawson, dean of ,. L 
DeSoto Center. 

The largest increases 
in enrollment at DeSoto 
Center this year have been 
in the 2+2 classes, mainly 
in the education program, 
but the center has also 

seen a rise in en- 
rollment in the vir- 
tual classes. 

New classes that 
have been added 
include Old Testa- 
ment Survey, and 
this fall plans are 
to offer classes in 
Astronomy and 


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oven eompt>is 

- College 'PoroHel - 

Accountancy - Business Administration - 
Computer Information Systems - Office Adminis- 
tration - Elementary Education - Secondary Edu- 
cation - History - English - 
General College - Psychology - 
Sociology - Science 




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Accounting Technology - Hotel and Restaurant 

Management Technology - Medical Office Technology - 

Microcomputer Technology - Funeral Service Technology 

- Office Systems Technology - Cardiovascular Technology 

- Respiratory Therapy - Business and Marketing 

Management - Practical Nursing 







Students at Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center in Ox- 
ford have had to work around construction at that facility 
for most of the year, but it was worth the trouble. When the 
original facility began to run out of room, an additional 11 
acres of land was purchased in 1999, and a 31,000-square- 
foot expansion opened in 2002. This year the original 
building has undergone a complete renovation. Included 
in that plan was the addition of a Physical Plant and a truck 

The career and technical programs offered at this center 
are: Office Systems Technology, Medical Office Technol- 
ogy, Office Assistant, Cosmetology, Health Care Assistant, 
Practical Nursing, Microcomputer Technology, and Surgi- 
cal Technology. 

These programs are designed to train students for di- 
rect entry into the job market. Surgical Technology, Mi- 
crocomputer Technology, Office Systems Technology, and 
Medical Office Technology are two-year Associate Degree 
programs. Office Assistant is a two-semester program. 
Cosmetology, Health Care Assistant, and Practical Nurs- 
ing are career certificate programs. 


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Office Systems Technology - Medical Office Technology - 
Microcomputer Technology - Cosmetology - Health Care Assistant 
- Practical Nursing - Surgical Technology 







You will find students on the Oxford campus 
taking a break al the outdoor picnic tables, gel 
even posing for a caricature wilh artist Sieve (i 

Students on the Oxford campus are involved 
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area by offering classes at the Benton County NWCC Vo-Tech Center. Two career programs— prac- 
tical nursing and cosmetology— are taught at that location. A Health Care Assistant curriculum is 
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Entertainers started as a vocal group 
with instrumental accompaniment that 
performed a variety of musical styles 
from pop to Broadway. The group was 
originally called Dozen Plus 3. Over the 
years, the group changed under different 
directors, but has come full circle and is 
again a vocal performing ensemble that 
uses live instrumental accompaniment 
and performs a variety of musical styles. 

Entertainers is a unique blend of stu- 
dents from a variety of majors. This 
year's group includes students major- 
ing in music, business, history, pre-med, 
pre-pharmacy, general college, criminal 
justice and physical education. 

The 2005 fall concert showcased the 
group's ability to sing the difficult har- 
monies and complex rhythms of jazz. 
The concert, "In a Jazzy Mood," was a 
combined performance of the Entertain- 
ers and the Jazz Band. 

The winter months of 2006 had the 
Entertainers working on selections and 
choreography for the 2006 spring con- 
cert, which highlighted some of the best 
of Broadway. 

The Entertainers rehearse four days 
a week, with additional time required 
around concert time. Students are also 
members of the Singers, which also re- 
hearse four days a week. Entertainers 
are chosen by audition and members 
may receive scholarships for participat- 
ing in the group. Students become in- 
volved in Entertainers because: 

"Entertainers allow us to express our- 
selves vocally and physically in ways 
other than through traditional choral 

music," said Lauren Kirkman, alto, of 

This year Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia mu- 
sic fraternity purchased head set micro- 
phones for Entertainers. This gave the 
group not only improved amplification 
of sound, but freedom to do more chore- 
ography in the shows. 

The Entertainers serve as a represen- 
tative group for Northwest. Students 
perform at community luncheons, ban- 
quets, meetings, and other venues. They 
will also be a featured performer again 
this year at the Senatobia Mayfair. 

"Directing the Entertainers is a favorite 
part of my job," said Saundra Bishop, di- 
rector of the group. "I enjoy selecting the 
music and putting together the shows. 
I look forward to working with the stu- 
dents in every rehearsal. The students 
are positive, enjoy singing, and are dedi- 
cated to working toward their very best 


2005-06 Entertainers 

Jon Goodwin 
Jenny Schultz 
Chris Wallace 
Lauren Kirkman 
Zach Hardy 
Cate Hitchcock 
Zach Magee 
Johanna Becker 
Michael Starkey 

Kayla Maddox 
Clay Mangrum 
Georgia Stewart 
Jordan Becker 
Jerri Lynn Fountain 
Joseph Abrams 
Corey Williams 
Cole Howell 

Entertainers members Cate Hitchcock and 
Lauren Kirkman (opposite page, left) and 
Zach Hardy (below) also participate in the 
Dickens Carolers, a special group which per- 
forms in costume for Christmas events. 

Entertainers • 83 

The spring 2005 semester was 
a busy one for the Northwest Jazz 
Band. Between performances 
at basketball games, concerts in 
February and April, and the an- 
nual Jazz Band picnic in May, the 
ensemble was always on the go. 
They always seemed to be prepar- 
ing for the next event. 

Fall 2005 marked a ground- 
breaking semester for the North- 
west Jazz Band. The program 
grew enough to separate into two 
separate ensembles. The lab jazz 
band, under the direction of John 
Ungurait, director of Bands, was 
the newest addition to the pro- 
gram. It was 
formed to em- 
phasize the 
elements and 
introduce var- 
ious styles of 
jazz music. 

"The expan- 
sion of the 
program is good because having a second jazz ensemble 
provides less advanced students the opportunity to learn 
jazz style and advance to the first jazz ensemble," said 
Howard Luttrell, assistant director of Bands and director 
of the Jazz Band. 

The first jazz ensemble focuses on a broad range of 
material for their November performance on the Square 

in Hernando and alongside the Northwest Entertainers 
for their December concert. The band played popular 
arrangements such as "In The Mood." 

The two ensembles joined in January to form the North- 
west Basketball Pep Band. The super-sized ensemble 
featured an abundance of horns as well as a rhythm sec- 
tion with four percussionists, two guitarists, two bass- 
ists, and a pianist. This venture resulted in a bigger and 
louder sound than displayed by previous Northwest Pep 

-Josh Gresham and Nathan Gregory 



Narada Snyder of Oxford 
pratices his saxophone, (left) 

The Jazz Band transforms 
itself into the ultimate pep 
band at all home basketball 
games, (below) 

Johanna Becker, a sopho- 
more from Arkabutla, warms 
up her piano skills just before 
a concert, (opposite page) 

Sophomore Cole Howell of 
Tipton, Tenn., plays his bass 
with energy, (opposite page, 


Miller, Tenor Saxes; Megan Peacock, Bari Sax; Andrew Joslin, Ryan Joslln, Colby 
Alford, Zach Hardy, John Demo, Trumpets; Jonathan Goodwin, Tommy Shroads, 
Sean Singuefleld, Daniel Harris, John Payne, Trombones, Johanna Becker, Piano; 
Steve Hatmaker, Guitar; Cole Howell, Nathan Breckenridge, Bass; David Duke, 
Nathan Gregory, Drums 

Howard Luttrell directs the Jazz Band toward 
perfection during a rehearsal. 

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The 2005-06 school year 
was a busy one for the North- 
west Singers. With a 40 per- 
cent enrollment increase in 
the program from last year, 
the group was able to accom- 
plish many goals and become 
more involved with the com- 
munity and beyond. 

The Singers sponsored the 
annual NWCC District High 
School SATB/SSA Honor 
Choir featuring clinicians Dr. 
Ken Sipley. director of the 
Division of Fine Arts, and 
Susanne VanDyke, director 
of Choral Activities. More 
than 100 area high school 
students participated in the 
event. In addition, the Sing- 
ers hosted the second annual 
District High School Cho- 
ral Competition, celebrated 
the harvest season with a 
Thanksgiving-themed con- 
cert and sang for more than 
1,200 people at the State 
Community College Choral 
Festival held at Jones Junior 
College March 2-3. 

The Singers ended their 
busy year with a spring con- 
cert and a performance at 

the May commencement ex- 

"This is probably the most 
congenial group I've ever 
worked with and this trans- 
lates into a great creative 
situation," said VanDyke, 
who is director of the group. 
"They are students who en- 
joy life, have great standards, 
are ambitious and most are 
continuing a love of choral 
music that began in high 

So why do Northwest stu- 
dents enjoy being involved 
in Singers? While many stu- 
dents cited the scholarship 
program as a motivating fac- 
tor, the love of music by far 
prevailed. "I can't imagine 
going through college with- 
out the choir," said Jenny 
Schultz, a freshman from 
Nesbit. "Singers has been 
a blast, and Mrs. VanDyke 
has been a real treat. I love 
the people in Singers. They 
make our rehearsals feel like 
a family reunion rather than 
just a class." 

Lindsey Wilbanks, fresh- 
man of Byhalia, offered a 

different perspective on her 
involvement with the group. 
"I am in the choir because 
it not only gives me an op- 
portunity to learn more 
about music and my passion 
for singing, but it also gives 
me an opportunity to meet 
people I might not be able to 
meet otherwise. I like choir 
because it gives me a break 
from all of the structured 
classrooms and lets me ex- 
press myself through singing. 
Singing does take lots of hard 
work and dedication, but it is 
well worth it after hearing all 
the choir has accomplished 
at the concerts." 

Any student wishing to be- 
come involved with the Sing- 
ers should contact VanDyke 
in the Fine Arts Building to 
arrange for an audition. 

The Singers presented a 
Thanksgiving Concert Nov. 21 
in the Fine Arts Auditorium. 

Dr. Ken Sipley directs the 
faculty ensemble, (opposite 
page, inset) while Susanne 
VanDyke directs the Singers, 
(opposite page) 



Musicians Saundra Bishop and Jeremy 
Becker provide accompaniment at the 
Thanksgiving concert, (above) 

The Singers spend hours rehearsing in 
the Fine Arts Recital Hall, (top) 

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Get In Step With 

Practicing in the hot summer sun, memorizing music, 
learning to march in time, performing in front of a hyped- 
up halftime crowd— these are but a few of the parts to being 
a member of the Ranger band. "Busy" was an understate- 
ment describing the 2005 band season. The year began with 
band camp in August. Band camp is for the benefit of new 
marching members. This is the time to learn the new rou- 

Rehearsal for the pre-game show begins at 8:30 a.m., 
and the halftime show is practiced until nearly 10 o'clock 
each evening. At the end of the week the goal was to be 
ready to perform the halftime show. 

During the football season the band pr; 
tices five days a week from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The 
day before the first game, the band performed 
in the pep rally along with the cheerleaders 
and Rangerettes. 

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boost school spirit. 

The band wrapped up the fall semester with an appear- 
ance in the Senatobia Christmas Parade Dec. 5. 

In addition to the marching band other groups include 
the concert and jazz bands. Activities include campus and 
community concerts and the 1-55 Honor Band Clinic in 

This year's band, which was considerably larger than 
in recent years, is under the direction of John Ungurait. As- 
sistant Director of Bands is Howard Luttrell. 

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Drum Majors 

Stacey Bethay, Hernando 
Caleb Lugar, Southaven 


Amber Hammond, Olive Branch sec- 

tion leader 

Jessica Key, Horn Lake 

Mary Beth Johnson, Olive Branch 

Allison Childs, Water Valley 

Kristen Dorroh, Calhoun City 


Joseph Abrams. Olive Branch 
Courtney Parker, Lafayette 
Elizabeth Fox, Batesville 
Michael Cox, Southaven 
Ashley Medlin, Hernando 
Adrienne Riley, Coldwater 


Narada Snyder, Oxford 
Crystal Watkins, Horn Lake 
Ryan Crihfield, Hernando 
Kenya Tyson, Coldwater 
Marlon Love, Hernando 
Chris Miller, Senatobia 
Megan Peacock, Hernando 


Ryan Joslin, Southaven Drill Captain 

Colby Alford, Grenada 

Doron Reinsager, Senatobia 

Jonathan Baker, Senatobia Drill 


Brandon Champion, Olive Branch 

Andrew Tabor, Hernando 

Trip Lowder, Senatobia 

Angela Tabor, Hernando 

John Demo, Coldwater 


Dawson Olds, Horn Lake 
LaShanta Hibbler, Coldwater 

Bones and Tones 

Jonathan Goodwin, Charleston sec- 
tion leader 

Jerry Trumble, Horn Lake 
Nathan Breckenridge, Southaven 
Adrian Harris, Water Valley 
Thomas Shroads, Batesville 
Holly Mote, Senatobia 
Kendrick Wright, Senatobia 
Marieo Jones, Coldwater 
Daniel Harris, Southaven 
Mitch Bryant, Senatobia 
Sean Sinauefield, Southaven 
Chuckie Heard, Louisville 


Nathan Watson, Olive Branch 
Cole Howell, Munford, Tenn. 

Josh Jeffries, Southaven 
Davie Miller, Rosa Fort 
Lester Haynie, Batesville 
Nathan Wade, Munford, Tenn. 


Nathan Gregory, Senatobia section 


Nick Merritt, Olive Branch 

Rob O'Neal, Hernando 

David Duke, Pearl 

Marlon Nash, Batesville 

Christine Wilder, Horn Lake 

Brent Garriga, Pearl 

Jonathan Williams, Horn Lake 

Lamar Tedford, Bruce 

Jay Rodgers, Coldwater 

Nickolas Newson, Independence 

Billy Walker, Hernando 

Robert Hibbler Jr., Coldwater 

Kent Falkner, Holly Springs 

Tavaris Wakefield, Munford Tenn. 

Julia Williams, Southaven 

Lindsey Dungan, Southaven 

Lauren Kirkman, Southaven 

Erica Swatzyna, Southaven 


Deanna Schultz, Hernando captain 
Stacy Speed, Horn Lake captain 
Melissa Hadskey, Senatobia 
Kristen Bradley, Hernando 

Ana Embrey, Hernando 
Amy Hammond, Olive Branch 
Trista Denton, Calhoun City 
Rebecca Ozbirn, Senatobia 
Skye Potvin, Hernando 
Heather McAlister, Horn Lake 
Jamie McMullen, Hernando 
Amesha Taylor, Olive Branch 
Amy Gibson, Senatobia 
Ashton Anderson, Hernando 
Nikky James McMullen, Hernando 
Whitney Westbrook, Tupelo 
Brittany Hansen, Hernando 
Tosha Baker, Hernando 
Nicole Busby, Olive Branch 
Lakeshia Vance, Houston 
Holly Miller, Southaven 
Candace Parker, Bruce 
Paige Thornton, Amory 
Vanessa Justice, Bruce 


Lynsey Roberts, Sidon captain 
Yannicka Webb, Senatobia 
Stephanie Higgins, Southaven 
Rachel Heaton, Horn Lake 
Cassidy Porter, Senatobia 
Megan McGuire, Southaven 
Elizabeth Megan Hill, Greenwood 





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Claire Darby and Jessica Cain, 
both of Batesville, cheer on the 
Ranger football team at the last 
game of the season, (top) 

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tween cheers, (above) 



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Go Rangers! 

The Northwest cheerleading squad is 
in their second year without guys and all 
is well. The team is fully capable of lead- 
ing the crowd in organized cheer with 
this group of fun-loving girls. The group 
can be described as energetic and lively. 

The Ranger cheerleaders can be found 
pumping up the crowd at all home and 
away football games and all home bas- 
ketball games and away tournaments. 
You might ask who keeps up with all 
these girls and teaches them what they 
need to know. Pam Wooten, student ac- 
tivities manager, serves as the sponsor of 
the squad, and former Ranger cheerlead- 
er Angie Darbonne coaches the group. 

Darbonne was a member of the 1999 
National Championship squad at North- 
west. The team practices once a week for 

three hours. "Cheerleading is hard work, JhQ 2 oo5-06 Ranger cheerleaders are (first row, left to right) Mindy Minor, 

and its easy to say that we work very very hard," says Katie Ross, sophomore from Byhalia; Susan Corey, sophomore from Southaven; Lindsay 
a freshman from Grenada. "We have only five returning sopho- Floyd, freshman from Byhalia; Sara Corey sophomore from Southaven; Kim- 
moves, so the freshmen are having to learn to stunt together with berly Forrester, freshman from Nesbit; (second row) Paige Condy, freshman 


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new people." 

The sophomores also 
spent much time at 
summer camp teaching 
the new girls the many 
cheers and chants that 
would be done on the 

After a long day's work 
it is the group's favorite 
thing to jump in the col- 
lege pool and play for the 
rest of practice. "Angie 
and I worked the girls 
very hard the last day 
of camp in preparation 
for the upcoming pep 
rally," said Wooten. "We 
then decided with about 
30 minutes left in prac- 
tice to let the girls take 
a swim. They seemed to 
enjoy it, and it became a 
regular thing after prac- 

"We all love being on 
the field with the players and pumping them up for the game," 
said Captain Jessica Cain of Batesville. "I'm going to miss it next 

-Billie Claire Darby 

from Grenada; Courtney Hale, freshman from Senatobia; Chelsea 
Mabry, freshman from Senatobia; Jessica Cain, sophomore from 
Batesville (captain); Katie Ross, freshman from Grenada; Chasity 
Bolin, sophomore from Sarah; (third row) Rhonda Mitchell, fresh- 
man from Grenada; Billie Claire Darby, sophomore from Batesville; 
Katie Thomas, freshman from Hernando; Holly Williams, sophomore 
from Southaven; and Candace Hitt, sophomore from Hernando. 

Sophomore Kelly Fitch from Oxford cheers for the Ranger 
basketball team during a game against Shorter College 
on Nov. 29. (left) 

Cheerleaders • 93 


w « 


Captain Lyndsey Roberts, waits 
to practice her routine, making 
sure every move is perfect. 

Megan Hill gives it her best at the first football game 
this season, (above) 

The Rangerettes made their campus debut at the Back- 
to-School picnic Sept. 21. (above, right). 

They were finally able to perform in Ranger Stadium at 
the first home game Sept. 22. The football season was 
delayed two weeks due to damage from Hurricane Ka- 
trina at other community colleges in the state, (right) 



The 2005-06 Rangerettes 
are, (left to right) Me- 
gan McGuire, Southaven; 
Cassidy Porter, Senatobia; 
Megan Hill, Greenwood; 

Lynsey Roberts, Sidon; 

Rachel Heaton, Horn Lake; 

Yannicka Webb , Senato- 
bia; and Stephanie Higgins, 

t I 

New uniforms are not the only thing that gave the 
2005-06 Rangerettes a new look. Even though this 
year's squad is smaller in size, they put on quite a 


The squad has only seven members— three return- 
ing sophomores, and four freshmen. Part of that new 
look could be attributed to new coach Jill Morris who 
was a Rangerette herself on the 1985-86 squad. 

Things have changed for the dance squad since 
1985, according to Morris. "We didn't practice with 
the band as much as we do now. We feel like we're 
more a part of the band than a separate group, and 
that's a comfortable feeling." 

Another change is that the squad is "on the move" 
every time the band plays— whether on the field or in 
the stands. 

"This year we are more focused on dance tech- 
nique," said Lynsey Roberts of Sidon, captain of the 
dance team. 

The co-captain is sophomore Yannicka Webb of 
Senatobia. "This year there is more of a jazz influ- 
ence." The pre-game number for the Rangerettes is 
"Turn the Beat Around," while "Conga" is the half- 
time feature. —Brooke Sellers 

Rangerettes • 95 



Baptist Student Union 

Northwest is a state-supported insti- 
tution and is therefore nonsectarian. 
However, BSU is one of the student 
organizations that provides religious 
opportunities on campus and in the 
community. It is supported by Bap- 
tist churches in the 11-county college 
district. Following Hurricane Katrina 
a temporary shelter for persons with 
special needs was provided at the BSU 
facility, located across from Howard 
Coliseum. The Northwest BSU director 
is Tom McLaughlin, and student presi- 
dent is Megan Turner. 


Members are Verkedra Barber, Chari- 
ty Blankenship, Veronica Carr, Kristen 
Catlett, Precious Dogan, Ana Emery, 
Lauren Eubanks, Natasha Holloway, 
Jermaine Johnson, Stephanie John- 
son, Makeithe Jones, Elaine Key, 
Candice Lancaster, Britney Lindsey, 
Georgianna Malone, Nadine Overholt, 
Amanda Pickens, Lisa Marie Pickett, 
Tiffany Pierce, Hope Red, Carrie Rob- 
inson, Pierre Pige, Courtney Selby, 
Latoya Sellers, Marquita Shorty, Mary 
Sossaman, Dawn Sparks, Hope Thom- 
as, Paige Thornton, Barbara Turnstall, 
Bonnie Wilkerson, Julie Wilson, Jes- 
sica Wright. Advisors are Vicki O'Dell 
and Regina Lewellen. 



Leftto right, Jon Goodwin, Jenny Schul- 
tz, Chris Wallace, Lauren Kirkman, 
Zach Hardy, Cate Hitchcock, Zach Ma- 
gee, Johanna Becker, Michael Starkey, 
Kayla Maddox, Clay Mangrum, Geor- 
gia Stewart, Jordan Becker, Jerri Lynn 
Fountain, Joseph Abrams. Not pictured, 
Corey Williams and Cole Howell. 

Future Educators 
of America 

Members are: Advisers Julie Correro 
and Joan Rose, Megan Turner, Sarah 
Jessica Winders, Julie Moore, Shan- 
non Roberson, LaMegan Thompson, 
Valerie McGee, Chantrell Stomper, 
Patrick Hoyle and Adviser Gayle 

La Societe Francaise 

Group not pictured. Members are 
President Laura Sappington, Vice 
President and Publicity Chairman 
Cristy Earnhart, Secretary Bethany Turner, Administrative Assistant Ashley Corbitt; Members 
are Michael Azlin, Mona Ballard, Nicole Cardin, Sara Dabbs, David DePriest, Jerri Fountain, Mat- 
thew Hart, Billy Joe Martin, Idella McNeal, Skye Potvin, Keri Todd, Cajavia Wooten, and April 

Les Fauves 

Members are: (First Row) Lee Nel- 
son, Claudia Boyd; (Second Row) 
Jennifer Kemp, Ashley Scott, Su- 
zanne Simpson, Anna Movzourakis, 
Whitney Brown; (Back Row) Advis- 
er LaWayne House, Shawn Mullins, 
Candace Hitt, Kevin Jones. 

Clubs • 97 

Math Ex Science 

Amber Hammond, Rachael 
president; Amy Hammond. 



Members are: (First Row) Judy Bar- 
ham, adviser; Mona Mason, Tiffanie 
Eubanks, Sydney Barker, Lauren Put- 
nam, Amanda Connell, Heather Fu- 
gate; (Second Row) Adrienne Jones, 
Amanda Red, Dianna Neal, Donna 
Black, Barbara Felix; (Third Row) Edna 
Johnson, Anquita Williams, Shakelia 
Funches, Karmesha Harris, Louis Har- 
ris; (Fourth Row) Cassondra Taylor, 
Kendra Mays, Carolyn Smith, Amber 
Polk; (Fifth Row) Rhapsody Burgess, 
Tyewonder Kirk, Dr. Alice Camp, ad- 
viser; Adrienne Bennett. 

Phi Beta Lambda 


Officers are Lisa Kay Bryant, presi- 
dent; Alice Adams, vice president; Ar- 
lene Avant, secretary; Tammy Long, 
treasurer; Lenard Irvin, reporter; 
Wanda Arrington, historian and Renee 
McEwen, parliamentarian. 


Phi Theta Kappa 

Members are: (First Row) Ashley 
Corbitt, secretary of service; Brittney 
French, vice president; Lauren Dabbs, 
president, Elizabeth Fox, Michael Az- 
lin, secretary of leadership; (Second 
Row) Kristin Mattei, Ginger Perry, 
Jamie Cofer, Megan Hill, Lynsey Rob- 
erts; (Third Row) Jerri Lynn Fountain, 
Krisanie Carpenter, Hilliam Clemens, 
David DePriest, Megan Burger, Ryan 
Veach; (Fourth Row) Michael Guy, 
Lee Nelson, Megan Turner, Becca 
Grice, Patrick Chandler; (Fifth Row) 
Heather Cosby, Chasity Boling, Billie 
Claire Darby. Advisers are Kim Ham- 
ilton-Wims, James Baker, Jane Wil- 

Players Club 

Members are: (First Row) Nicole St- 
urgis, secretary; Fred Knichel, presi- 
dent; (Second Row) Jessica Sprenkle, 
Lauren Kirkman, Emily Burnett, Cassi- 
dy Porter; (Third Row) Lauren Malone, 
Heather Malone, Zach Magee, Joseph 
Abrams, Nathan Watson, S.A. Weak- 
ley, adviser. Not pictured is Vice Pres- 
ident Krisanie Carpenter. 


Members are Chelsea Bates, Ja- 
mie Deeds, Michael Carpenter, Brock 
Smith, Nathan Rucker, Tyler Baskin, 
Anthony Frost. 

Clubs • 99 

Ranger Rocket 

Members are: (Front Row) Candace 
Mays, Kenya Thigpen, Lee Nelson; (Sec- 
ond Row) Nathan Gregory, Editor; Amelia 
Sewell, Stacia Angel Crump, Johnathon 
Williams; (Third Row) Mary Beth John- 
son, News Editor; Sean Bezrutch, LeiLani 
Gilcrease; (Fourth Row) Brittany Howell, 
Whitney Hall, Sam Tanner, Chelsea Hol- 
land, Sinie Conley, Kerri Todd; (Top) Da- 
vid Wicker. 

Rodeo Club 

Members are: (Front Row) Clint Ladner, Ben 
Hamilton, Terri Adams, Jackie Thibodaux, 
Allison Sneed, D.J. Crenshaw, Trey Clardy, 
Amye Werschke, Christy Blaine, Jess Da- 
vis, Bud Whitehead and Coach/Adviser Bud 
Young; (Second Row) Walt Robinson, Jor- 
dan Allemond, Phillip Douglas and Magers 


Members of the Rocketeer staff include: Er- 
icka Taylor, April Wroblewski, Photographer 
Mi'chel Jarjoura and Editor Billie Claire Darby. 
Not pictured are Brooke Sellers, Franchesca 
Ramsey, Josh Gresham, Brittany Graves. 
Adviser is Scarlet Lawrence-Akins. Consult- 
ing Advisers are Nancy Patterson and Julie 



Spanish Club 

Officers are Elizabeth Fox, Ashley Med- 
lin and Adviser Dr. Mary Queyja. 

Members are: Takesha Clark, Britney Fair, Ra- 
chel Herron, Cate Hitchock, Lauren Kirkman, 
Darnecia Lester, Bobbie Lyons, Kayla Maddox, 
Abby Nelms, Nadine Overholt, Emily Reeves, 
Jenny Schultz, Tema Shorter, Alicia Twil- 
ley, Jessica White, Heather Woodard, Nata- 
sha Howard, Valeria Hanks, Melissa Hadskey, 
Chelsi Johnson, Dee Wilson, Cassie Bradshaw, 
Laura McDonald, Jennifer Burchfield, Bradi 
Sharpe, Crystal Stewart, Joseph Brown, Jay 
Hamilton, Matt Hectorne, Chris Johnson, Zach 
Magee, Antoine Maxwell, Chris Wallace, Joseph 
Abrams, Zach Hardy, Corey Williams, Chatrina 
Autman, Farrah Easter, Georgia Stewart, Lind- 
sey Wilbanks, Jessica Wilson, Casey Knowles, 
Johanna Becker, Jerri Fountain, Nicole Sturgis, 
Latriece Martin, Cassondra Taylor, Mia Wood- 
ing, Jordan Becker, Dustin Evans, David Ham- 
mond, Kendrick King, Clay Mangrum, Eric Marr, 
David Riem, Cedric Sharpe, Michael Starkey, 
Patrick Hoyle, Nick Demari, Rod Perry, Tavaris 

Student Executive 

Members are Chelsea Holland, Holly 
Miller, Michael Azlin, Whitney West- 
brook, Nathan Gregory and April Bell. 

Clubs • 101 

Student Nurses I 


(First Row) Jamie Fortner, Kelly Fitch, Lacey Gentry, 
adviser; Cyndy Boyuka, Hope Beard, Teri Nolan, An- 
toinette Ricks; (Second Row) Crissi Lawrence, Kristen 
Killen, LaShon Robertson, Emily Beale, Amy McLen- 
nan, Lorgene Gilbert, Meghan Clenney, Bonnie Miller, 
Amanda Harris, Deanna Grant, Amy Gaskins; (Third 
Row) Kristy Burton, Stacy O'Neal, Alan Strickland, An- 
drea Tyner, Scarlett Shields, vice president; Kimberly 
Webb, activities chairman;Meggan Cargile, president; 
Tara Patterson, community services chairman; Mark 
Wilson, program chairman; Melissa Bishop, reporter, 
Claudia Burkes, adviser; (Fourth Row) Julie Monday, 
Kathy Bly, Renee Haire, Melissa Perry, Anna Embry, 
Julie Favazza, Danielle Collins, Dianne Scott, adviser, 
Charisse Reed, adviser; Denise Bynum, adviser, Tame- 
kia Renix, Kelly Chappell, Michele Duffey, Kira Coker, 
Jessica Ross; (Fifth Row) Jenna Hanna, Rene Gugert, 
Jennifer Mullins, Courtney Lowe, Cynthia Kook, Karen 
Drobeck, Tabitha Nelson, Jessica Smith. 

Student Recruiters 

Recruiters are (First Row) Patrick 
Hoyle, Valerie McGee, Britney Fair, 
Brittney Bridges, Kimberly Napier, Brit- 
tany Rose and Brynn Smart; (Second 
Row) April Bell, Jinger Cathey, Josh 
Gresham, Heather Johnson, Ryan 
Hampton, Megan Anderson, Noah Bill- 
ingsley, Laike Todd, Holly Miller, Wes- 
ley McCain, Abby Red, Kalon Fergu- 
son. Not pictured are Lauren Dabbs, 
Chellsea Mabry and Craig Warren. 


DeSoto Center 

Delta Epsilon 

Members are: (First row, I to r) Angel- 
ica King, Mary Jo Little, Holley Hale, 
Leandra Mosley and Adviser Kath- 
erine Mistilis; (Second Row) Freddie 
Carver, Ashley Atkins, Brooke Atkins, 
Wesley Simpson and Adviser Dennis 


4 Twelve 

Practical Nursing 

Members are: Sherry Cox, Carri 
Poppenheimer, Susan K. Hender- 
son, Kimberly Barringer; (Second 
Row) Lateka Houston, Amanda 
Tadlocks, Amanda Kennedy, April 
Rhoades, Laurie Howell, Kimyotta 
Floyd, Jaymie Tessier; (Third Row) 
Christy Blackwell, Crystal Maud- 
ing, Kirby Carter, Crystal Stewart, 
Clarice Nyepha, Amia Smith-Ervin; 
(not pictured) Casandra Cooper and 
Salita Edwards. 

Members are: (First row, I to r) Jim 
Crockett, Brian Anderson, president; 
Jake Brownfield, vice president; and 
Dr. James Overton. 

Care Club 

Members are: (First Row) Jackie Ba- 
trum, Lori Reeves, Jamielyn Baker, 
Brooke Addington, Jessica Weeks, 
Ashley Guthrie; (Second Row) Wendy 
Hicks, Katrina Walding, Amy Anthony, 
Lindsey Durham, Greg Yarber, Kim 
Newsom; (Third Row) Robert Collins, 
Stephanie Perry, Eric Guthrie, Clint 
Hitt, Crystal Price, Christy Howell, Jo- 
anna Howard. 

Clubs • 103 

CfA Officers are Diane Fraccastoro, president; Caiden Britt, vice presi- 
dent; and Robin Woods, not pictured, secretary. 

Sigma Phi 

Members are: (First Row) 
Luther "Chip" Harris IV, 
Madeline E. Lyles, Ja- I 
mie Arnold, Denise Dor- 
ris, Christina Moore, Laurie Hutchinson, 
Quanesia Hodges, Shelier Grady, Me- 
lissa Kennedy, Larry Anderson, adviser; 
(Second Row) David R. Shorter, Alanda 
Green, Pam Kirby, Farrah Newton, Trena 
Curry, Nekita Whittman, Antonnio Suggs; 
(Third Row) Bilethon Autry, Nykitia Kirk, 
Trey Thomas. 

Spanish Club 

Members are: (First Row) Susana Me- 
dina, Abbeni Boughton, Lauren Thomas, 
Lora Meinders; (Second Row) Lea Wills, 
Scarlett Velazquez, Caiden Britt, Sara 

Student Society 
of Invasive 

Members are: (First Row) Bianca 
Hoskins, Liz Key, Amanda Hodges; 
(Second Row) Suzette Taylor, Rebecca 
Fincher, Janice Harpstrite, Lacey Tradup, 
Paige Haire; (Third Row) Shane Quick, 
Ashley Giannini, Andre Robertson, Kristy 
Burks; Not pictured is Teresa Parks. 



Oxford campus 

Health Care Assistant 

Officers are: Belva Govan-president; Carol 
McGuirer, vice president; and Mary Gill, sec- 

Phi Beta Lambda 

Officers are: Lisa Kay Bryant, 
president; Alice Adams, vice 
president; Arlene Avant, sec- 
retary; Tammy Long, treasurer; 
Lenard Irvin, reporter; Wanda 
Arrington, historian; and Renee 
McEwen, parliamentarian. 

Clubs • 105 


Hall of Fame 
Scholar's Bowl 
Outstanding Students 




like these 



Katherine King (left) and Darlene 
Schultz, have been named Out- 
standing Educator and Student, 
respectively, for HEADWAE 2006 
for Northwest Mississippi Com- 
munity College, Both represent 
the colleges Lafayette-Yalobusha 
Technical Center campus in Ox- 

Higher Education Appreciation Day - Working for Academic Excellence 

A faculty member and student, both representing Northwest 
Mississippi Community College's Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical 
Center campus in Oxford, have been named the 2006 HEADWAE 
honorees. Katherine King, an instructor for the Oxford campus, and 
Darlene Schultz, a sophomore from Oxford, received the Higher 
Education Appreciation Day— Working for Academic Excellence 
(HEADWAE) honors for Northwest. 

On Feb. 28 the two joined other honorees from the state at the 
capitol where they were welcomed by the lieutenant governor and 
recognized in each chamber of the legislature. At the following lun- 
cheon the honorees were recognized by name before guests, institu- 
tion leaders, corporate sponsors and legislators. 

King, who has been teaching mathematics at Northwest's Oxford 
campus for 19 years, said receiving this honor achieves a goal for 
her. "It means that I am fulfilling a goal that I am able to teach and 
see my students interested in the subject," she said. "I can see the 
learning process taking place in my students' brains. It is a thrill for 

King received three degrees from The University of Mississip- 
pi—a bachelor's degree in secondary education/math; a Master of 

Education in counseling and a Master of Science in mathematics. 

Besides teaching at Northwest she is an adjunct instructor for 
The University of Mississippi. 

She has served as youth director at the First United Methodist 
Church and as area director of the American Heart Association. She 
is active in civic activities. King volunteered for Katrina victims at 
the Gulf Coast over the Thanksgiving holiday. She is also a math tu- 
tor and a volunteer for the Angel Ranch, in Oxford. 

King has two daughters— Katherine Murphy and Carolyn May. 

Schultz, a sophomore majoring in elementary education, said 
she is extremely grateful not only for receiving the award, but also 
for the fact she was nominated. "Receiving this is such an honor," 
she said. "I feel so privileged they chose me." 

Schultz is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and peer tutor for North- 
west and maintains a 4.0 grade point average. She is the recipient 
of The Oxford Center Endowed Scholarship, established by faculty 
at LYTC. 

She resides in Oxford with her husband Brad and children Emily, 
13; and Colin, 10. 

-Amelia Sewell 

108 • HONORS 

"I can see the learning 

process taking place in 

my students 9 brains. It is 

a thrill for me." 
Katherine King 

"Receiving this is such an 

honor. I feel so privileged 

they chose me." 
Darlene Schultz 


10 5" ~^(x 

X~f ^ = 105 ~3X 

- 3x 
* — j 

HEADWAE • 109 


Nine students were inducted into the 
2005-06 Hall of Fame, the highest academ- 
ic honor offered by the college. They were 
honored at the February meeting of the 
Board of Trustees. 

These students include Lisa Kay Bry- 
ant of Water Valley, Ashley Nicole Corbitt 
of Hernando, Lauren Dabbs of Hernando, 
Gena Gutierrez of Hernando, Cheryl Hicks 
of Olive Branch, Mary Jo Little of Arkabut- 
la, Andre' Robertson of Hernando, Darlene 
Schultz of Oxford and Megan Turner of Ol- 
ive Branch. 

Bryant, an office assistant major on the 
Oxford campus, is a member of Phi Theta 
Kappa and president of Phi Beta Lamb- 
da. She also works with the children's/ 
youth Praising Hands/Drama group at 
O'Tuckolofa Baptist Church. 

Corbitt, a nursing major on the Senato- 
bia campus, is the president of La Societe 
Francaise for 2005-06. She is also a mem- 
ber of Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa 
and the Spanish Club. She was a member 
of the Scholar's Bowl Team for both 2004- 
05 and 2005-06 and a 2005 Rotary Club 
Student of the Month. She was also on the 
President's List for 2004 and 2005. 

Dabbs, a pre-pharmacy major on the 
Senatobia campus, was included on both 
the President's and Dean's lists. She is a 
member of the Baptist Student Union, the 
Wesley Foundation, and the Pre-Pharmacy 
Club. She is also a member of La Societe 
Francaise, Phi Theta Kappa, and is a Lady 
Ranger on the Northwest soccer team. 

Gutierrez, a pre-medical major at the Sen- 
atobia campus, is 
a member of Phi 
Beta Lambda, 
Phi Theta Kap- 
pa, and the Sci- 
ence and Math 
Club. She was on 
the President's 
List and named 
Who's Who 

Among Students 
in American Ju- 
nior Colleges. As 
midfielder for 
the Lady Rang- 
er soccer team, 
she was selected 
honorable men- 
tion NJCAA Ail- 
American and 
was named All- 
Region 23 and 
MACJC All-State 
her freshman 


Hicks, an office 
systems tech- 
nology major at 
DeSoto Center, 
was named an 
outstanding stu- 
dent and Who's Who Among 
Students in American Junior 
Colleges for 2005. She is a 
member of Phi Theta Kappa 
and in Spring 2005 she par- 
ticipated in the Leadership 
Awards Assembly. 

Little, a hotel and restau- 
rant management technol- 
ogy major at DeSoto Center, 
was a two-year member of 
Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX). She 
received a Fine Arts honors 
scholarship in 2004-05 and was a maid on 
the Homecoming Court her freshman and 
sophomore years. She also attended leader- 
ship conferences in New Orleans and New 
York, reached top six in the DEX state com- 
petition, and went to Anaheim, Calif., for 
International DEX competition. She was 
also selected as the outstanding student in 
her major for Fall 2005. 

Robertson, a cardiovascular technology 
major at DeSoto Center, was chosen as the 
outstanding student in his major for Fall 
2005. He was the president of the Student 
Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Profes- 
sionals in Fall 2005 and 2006, was the 
president of the CVT class of 2006, and 
initiated and implemented CVT's first Web 

site and program monthly newsletter. He 
recruited and organized for two American 
Heart Association Heartwalks and raised 
over $900 in contributions to AHA. He has 
a 3-35 overall GPA; 4.0 in cardiovascular 

Schultz, an elementary education major 
on the Oxford campus, is a member of Phi 
Theta Kappa and is this year's HEADWAE 
outstanding student. She also is a recipi- 
ent of the Oxford Center Scholarship and 
was on both the President's and National 
Dean's lists. 

Turner, a secondary education major 
at the Senatobia campus, was president of 
both the Future Educators of America and 
the Baptist Student Union for 2005-06. 
She was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa 

for 2005-06 
and was cho- 
sen Most 
Beautiful in 
the 2004-05 
Beauty Re- 
view. She was a 
member of the 
for a Healthy 
Mississippi on 
campus and 
a Rotary Club 
Student of 
the Month for 
2004-05. She 
also earned a 
place on the 
List with a 4.0 


I ofFam 

112 • HONORS 


Hall of Fame • 113 

Going Bowling 

2005-2006 Scholar's Bowl team excels at competition 

Northwest students have participated in The Ken Wooten Scholar's Bowl for several years. The competition is 
named for Wooten, who served many years as the University of Mississippi's Registrar. According to Northwest 
English instructor Mary Lipscomb, who sponsors the team, Wooten started the competition as a means to recruit 
the top Mississippi community college students to Ole Miss. 

Lipscomb, who began coaching the team in 1995, and fellow English instructor Anne Smith are the team's co- 
sponsors. "My role and the role of Anne Smith, the co-sponsor, is to form a team, organize practices, and accom- 
pany the team to competition— the same that any team coach does," Lipscomb said. 

"Instructors from other departments also spent time with us," Smith said. She stated that the team had also 
been coached by Instructors Trent Booker, history; Melissa Cannon, math; Greg Earnest, math; and Kayce Ault- 
man, chemistry. 

How do Northwest students prepare for the bowl? According to Lipscomb, the questions for the bowl come 
from various fields including fine arts, humanities, social science, applied science and math. "Since the questions 
can be drawn from any class taught at the community college level, the students must be knowledgeable about 
all sorts of things. We practice with questions from past competitions, but there is no way to know exactly which 
questions will show up the next time we go," Smith said. 

The 2006 team, which competed at Ole Miss on Feb. 10-11 was made up of seven Northwest students: Michael 
Azlin, Megan Burger, Ashley Corbitt, Matt DeHart, Wesley Pepper, Alyssa Robson, and Katie Ross. Azlin and 
Corbitt also participated in the 2005 bowl, Lipscomb said. "Both are well-rounded in all fields of study. Azlin is a 
math major, and Corbitt is a nursing major. Burger, Ross and DeHart have strong literary backgrounds. Pepper's 
field is history and social science. Robson has an excellent background in math and science." 

"Since I have sponsored the team we have not won the team competition, but this year we are pleased to say 
that our team member Michael Azlin correctly answered a number of questions to win an at-large scholarship to 
Ole Miss," Lipscomb said. 

Azlin attributes his success at the competition to the help he received from the team's co-sponsors, and the 
other instructors who worked with the team. "While we did not reach our ultimate goal of placing as a team, I 
utilized knowledge gleaned from the practices they moderated and won first place in the individual competition. 
By placing first, I won enough scholarship money to pursue my lifelong goal of attending Ole Miss. Without this 
money I probably would have had to go elsewhere. I thank each and every one of them for taking time from their 
busy schedules to help, and work with us in their areas of expertise," he said. 

Now that the competition is over, the team will rest and catch up on their academic responsibilities, Lipscomb 
said. "Members have spent countless hours practicing and studying for the competition. Perhaps we will com- 
pete in matches if any are held on nearby campuses." 

The team will reorganize next year, and again prepare for competition at Ole Miss during Februaiy 2007. Any 
full-time Northwest student is invited to try out for the team. All that is required of a student is a love for aca- 
demic trivia, and a competitive spirit. 

114 .HONORS 


<£& «£& 

lar's Bowl team members from left to rigr 
Alyssa Robson, Mary Lipscomb (coach), Wesley 
Berger, Anne Smith (coach) and Michael Azlin. 

,jrbitt, Matthew DeHart, 
,r, Katherine Ross, Megan 

{•■ • ■ ■■ • 

Math instructor Melissa Cannon assists members of the Scholar's Bowl team in practice. Each team 
member must be prepared to answer a variety of questions from varying academic disciplines. 

Scholar's Bowl • 115 

Brian Anderson 

Sou t haven 

Magers Anderson 

Blue Springs 
Agricultural Business 
& Management 

Sheri Appling 

Southaven, DC 
Respiratory Therapy 

Kimberly Barringer 

Horn Lake, DC 
Practical Nursing 

Chelsea Bates 

Horn Lake 

Johanna Becker 

Music Education 

Lynn Bell 


Jeff Bennett 

Horn Lake 

Electronics Technology 

116 .honors 

Jeremy Bennett 

Sena fob i a 



Amy Billingsley 

Sena fob ia 

Emily Burnette 

Sou t haven 
Speech & Theatre 

Brenda Canoy 


Sandra Bland 


Office Systems Technology 

Gregory Collins 


Glen Cordel 


Elementary Education 

Matthew Cosby 

Electronics Technology 

Outstanding Students »117 

Michael Cox 

Horn Lake 
Welding & Cutting 

Christa Dean 

Cold water 

Michael Dickerson 

Sena fob i a 

Tool & Die Technology 

Kalon Ferguson 

Criminal Justice 

Opal Flemming 


Elizabeth Fox 


Brittney French 

Olive Branch 

Heather Fugate 


Child Development 


118 .honors 

Nicholas Garrett 

Corinth, DC 
Aviation Maintenance 

Jodi Gowen 

Nursing (R.N. ) 

Rebekah Green 


Pre-Clinical Laboratory 

Abbey Gregory 

Pre-Veterinary Science 

Nathan Gregory 

Public Relations 

Gena Gutierrez 

Pre-Physical Therapy 

Tami Herron 

Batesville, LYTC 

Cheryl Hicks 

Olive Branch, DC 
Business & Office 

Outstanding Students 'lig 

Cassie Hill 

Practical Nursing 

Tommy Hoff 


Wildlife & Fisheries 

Rebecca Hope 

Outdoor Recreation 

Patrick Hughes 

General Agriculture 

Alex Hurst 

Bruce, LYTC 
Practical Nursing 

Tabitha Ivy 

Oxford, LYTC 
Microcomputer Technology 

Reeshemah Jones 


Heidi Ladd 


120 'HONORS 

Mary Jo Little 

Arkabutla, DC 
Hotel 8c Restaurant 
Management Tech 

Jana Logan 

Bruce, LYTC 
Surgical Technology 

Cynthia Morris 

Randolph, LYTC 

Alexandria Moye 

Olive Branch 

Jamie Overall 

Potts Camp 
Medical Office Tech. 

John Wesley Pepper 


Karon Reed 

Olive Branch, DC 
Business 8c Marketing 
Management Technology 

Andre Robertson 

Hernando, DC 



Outstanding Students *i2i 

Paul Rockwood 


Heating, Air Condition- 
ing 8c Refrigeration 

Brock Smith 

Sou t haven 

Markico Taylor 

Health, Physical Edu- 
cation 8c Recreation 

Paula Taylor-Durdin 

Cold water 

Sarah Thornton 

Olive Branch 

Robert Tucker 

Olive Branch 
Computer Info. Systems 

Megan Turner 

Olive Branch 
Secondary Education 

Brittney Vanlandingham 

Pre-Radiologic Tech. 

122 -HONORS 

Christina Vaughters 

Lake Cormorant 
Graphic Design 

Ryan Veach 

Sou t haven 

Natasha Willingham 

Courtland, LYTC 
Health Care 

Not Pictured 

Dustin Beecham 

Water Valley 
Agricultural Technology 

John Formby 

Olive Branch 

Skye Ashley Potvin 

General College 

Terry Sheeks 


Civil Technology 

Outstanding Students '123 


Board of Trustees 



Professional Staff 

General Staff 



Retirees & Service Awards 

Child Enrichment Center 












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Dr Spears lines up a putt% the 2+2 Golf Tourna- 
ment held Sept. 29 at Cherokee Valley Golf Club 

in Olive Branch. 


Northwest gained its eighth president in Dr. Gary Lee Spears when he took 
office July l, 2005. No stranger to Northwest, Dr. Spears had served as the 
college's registrar and director of Admissions and Records for 25 years. 
One has to spend only a few minutes with Dr. Spears before it is obvious 
that Northwest is more than a job to him. He has spent the majority of his 
career at the college he attended as a student. His wife Marilyn, retired this 
past May after teaching in the Child Development Technology program 
for more than 24 years. Both the Spears' children— Jared and Daniel— at- 
tended Northwest where they were an active part of campus life. Jared 
was named to the college Hall of Fame and appeared in numerous theatre 
department presentations. Daniel was a member of the college's golf team 
and a Student Recruiter. When considering a topic for his doctoral thesis, 
Dr. Spears chose to write a history of Northwest which can be found in the 
college library. Rocketeer editor Billie Claire Darby visited with Dr. Spears 
in the President's Office about his first few months in office. 

Rocketeer: Dr. Spears, you have been in office now for several 
months. What direction do you see the college going in? 

Spears: A big thing for us will be to expand our curricula. We are already 
looking at adding different majors. We also have plans to offer classes in Tu- 
nica County. Another part of our plans include our building projects. In the 
planning stages are our health and wellness center and a new building for 
the Child Development Technology program. More buildings and additional 
courses are the primary focus right now. 

126 • PEOPLE 

Rocketeer: Do you see new trends in community colleges? 

Spears: We are expanding our virtual class offerings. We were one of the 
pioneer community colleges in this area in offering virtual classes. That has 
definitely been a recent trend for community colleges, and we were one of 
the first to get on board with that line of classes. We have good enrollment in 
our virtual offerings and plan to expand that even further. 

Rocketeer: What are you the most proud of so far in your ac- 

Spears: I think in this relatively short period of time, I am proud that we 
have been able to form a cohesive administration. People are familiar with 
me and with my style of administration since I've been here so long. I ap- 
preciate the support I have been given. I'm proud that my wife and I have 
been able to become a visible, active part of this college. We attend as many 
college and community functions as possible. I get a lot of positive feedback 
about that. 

The expansion and planning stage of what we want to do with the curric- 
ulum and with the buildings and the way those plans have been received 
throughout the district have been encouraging to me and I'm proud of that. I 
have gotten good feedback from members of our Board of Trustees and from 
members of the community about those plans. 

Our enrollment has stabilized somewhat. In spite of all this new competition 
we have for students within our district, we are holding our own. We are still 
rgest community college in the state of Mississippi in terms of en- 
rollment, so" I'm proud of that. 

We are not losing students in spite of Hurricane Katrina and the impact it had 
on our state. There are a lot of things that have happened economically in the 
state. We are still very strong— fiscally strong— a leader in the state, and very 
well respected. So all those things make me proud. 

I'm also really proud of the college's efforts in meeting our reaffirmation pro- 
cess with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). We are 
undergoing a Commission on Colleges evaluation this year. A visiting commit- 
tee will be on site this year to evaluate us. It is a huge process that we undergo 
eveiy 10 years. I'm proud of our committees and how people have responded 
to develop our certificate of compliance and other reports and documents 
that are necessary to meet the reaffirmation process. We really need to get 
a good report, and I think that we will. 

Rocketeer: Do you think Hurricane Katrina will affect the 
funding for community colleges? 

Spears: Yes, I do. We are very concerned about our funding and our ap- 
propriation from the state. Naturally, you'd think any appropriation that 
jcomes from this year's legislature is going to go to the South to those col- 
leges that were affected like Pearl River and Gulf Coast and Copiah- Lin- 
coln, but I am the eternal optimist. I am going to Jackson next week to 
[battle for our appropriation up here. And I think we are going to be okay. 
|I really do. Hopefully we will get a good appropriation in spite of that trag- 
edy down there. If we get a good appropriation, we will be able to provide 
better services for our students. 

Rocketeer: What are some of the things you do when you are 

not in the President's Office? 

Spears: I enjoy playing golf and I like to read a lot. I enjoy traveling, although 
I don't get to much anymore— except on business. 

Rocketeer: Do you have a favorite author? 

Spears: I do. I enjoy several different writers. I like John Grisham and Greg 
lies— he's one of my favorites. I read Civil War history a lot. 

I look forward to seeing the yearbook. You can add that I really enjoy my job. 
Even though I've been here a long time and I'm familiar with everything at 
Northwest, I haven't been president long enough to shape my administration to 
see exactly what direction to take it. I love this school. I drive around the cam- 
pus and look for ways to improve things for our students. I just want Northwest 
to be good for our students. That's my background— student services. 

Dr. Spears (right) visits 
with University of Missis- 
sippi Chancellor Robert 
Khayat. Spears was on 
the Oxford campus to dis- 
cuss the 2+2 program, an 
educational partnership 
between the two institu- 
tions at DeSoto Center, 

Although she retired as 
an instructor in the Child 
Development Technology 
program in May of 2005, 
Marilyn Spears is still a 
familiar face on campus. 
The colleges "first lady" 
can be found at art re- 
ceptions, plays, concerts 
and ballgames. In Janu- 
ary she was a presenter in 
the Lifelong Learning pro- 
gram's Reading Roundta- 
ble. Mrs. Spears reviewed 
Sue Benders book, "Plain 
and Simple! (left) 

Dr. Gary Lee Spears welcomes faculty to a reception held in their honor at 
the David M. Haraway Center as part of Homecoming activities, (left) 

President • 127 

Sam Allison 

Wee Chairman 


Bill Dawson 


Johnny Bland 


Mike Foster 


Aaron Burney 


Jerry Gentry 


John G. Burt 


Diana Grist 


Beth Hardin 


David Hargett 


C.E. Henry, Jr. 


William Hickey 


128 • PEOPLE 

Jamie W. Howell, Sr. 


Milton Kuykendall 


Mary Alice Moorman 


Bobby Papasan 


Don Randolph 


M. Clarence Sparks, Jr 


Valmadge Towner 


Gary Walker 


Dorothy K. Wilbourn 


Ronny Wilkerson 


John T. Lamar, Jr. 

Board Attorney 

Board of Trustees • 129 

Joe Broadway 

Executive Assistant to the 

President/District Dean, 

Career-Technical Education 

Keith Godbold 

Vice President for 
Educational Affairs 

Gary Mosley 

Vice President for Fiscal 

Dan Smith 

Vice President for Student 


Waiting on stage for commencement 2005 to 

begin are (I to r) Keith Godbold, Dr. Marilyn 

Bateman, Dr. Jack Butts, Richie Lawson and 

Jerry Nichols. Two commencement services 

were held May 13 in Howard Coliseum. 

130 • PEOPLE 

Dr. Gwen Aldridge, 

Director of Institutional 
Planning and Research 

Dr. Marilyn Bateman, 

Academic Dean, 
Senatobia campus 

Edward E. Beach, 

Director of Evening School, 

Dr. Jack Butts, 

Dean, LYTC 

Sybil Canon, 

Director of Development 

Deanna Ferguson, 

Admissions Counselor and 
Director of Recruiting 

Amy Moore Latham, 

Director of Management 
Information Systems 

Richie Lawson, 

Dean, DC 

Gerald J. Nichols, 

Career-Technical Dean, 
Senatobia campus 

Nancy D. Patterson, 

Director of Public Relations 

John Michael Robison, 

Director of Physical Plant 

Larry Simpson, 


Not Pictured are: 

Elizabeth H. Burns, Assistant Dean, DC 

Tim Shorter, Director of Evening School, LYTC 

Executives/Adminstrators • 131 

Kitt Albritton, 

Special Populations. DC 

Charlotte Alexander, 


Dr. Manaf AM, 


Leah Arrington, 


Kayce Aultman, 

Brenda Baird, 

Business Technology, LYTC 
James Baker, 

Jane Baker, 

Developmental Studies/Tutor Coordinator, 
Student Support Services 

Dr. Sandra Banham, 


Judy Barham, 

Child Development Technology 

Doug Bennett, 

Speech and Theatre 

Dale Boatright, 

Business Technology, LYTC 

Mary Bonds, 


Trent Booker, 


Jennifer Boyd, 

Joy Brinkley, 

Office Systems Technology, DC 







Barbara Bugg, 


Dr. Robert Bunce, 


Denise Bynum, 

Dixon Bynum, 


Dr. Alice Camp, 

Child Development Technology 
Jean Campbell, 

English, LYTC 

132. PEOPLE 

Melissa Cannon, 


Pam Cates, 


Jerry Clements, 

English, DC 

Dr. Carol Cleveland, 


Earline Cocke 

Computer Intormation Systems 

Keith Coleman, 


Jackie Collinsworth 


Julie Correro, 

Division Director, Education 

Robert Cox, 

Criminal Justice 
Leah Craft, 

Computer Information Systems 
James Creecy, 

Telecommunications Technology 
Sheila Dandridge, 
Computer Information Systems 

Dale Davis, 

Division Director, Languages 

& Communications 
Hugh Day, 

Practical Nursing, LYTC 
Lela Delaney, 

Medical Office Technology, LYTC 
Charles Bud'' Donahou, 

Crystal Giles, 

Technical Services Librarian 
Paul Grisham, 

Biology, DC 

Cheryl Elkins, 

Surgical Technology, LYTC 
Dennis Fondren, 
Business & Marketing 

Management Technology, DC 
Robert Foster, 
Health, Physical Education & 

Lacey Gentry, 

Instructors • 133 

Vicki Hale, 

Division Director. Nursing 

LeeLee Haraway, 


Sharri Hendrix, 

English. LYTC 

George Hertl, 

Education/Psychology, DC 

Dr. Martha Hitch, 

Music, LYTC 

Brenda Hood, 

Paramedic Program Coordinator 

Lawayne House, 


David Howell, 

Commercial Truck Driving, DC/OB 

Bettye Johnson, 

Khalid Khouri, 

Mathematics/Computer Science, DC 

Bobby King, 

Division Director, Science 

Katherine King, 

Mathematics, LYTC 

Lorraine Kitchens, 

Practical Nursing, LYTC 

Pencie Latham, 

Evening School Librarian, LYTC 

Scarlet Lawrence, 


Laura Legge, 

Practical Nursing, DC 

M \ - 

Mary Lipscomb, 

Deborah Littrell, 

Business Technology, LYTC 

Jo Ellen Logan, 


Russell Lott, 

Division Director, Business 

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Jay Lowrey, 

English, LYTC 
Regina Luellen, 

Dr. Sherry Lusk, 

Chair, Developmental English 

134 • PEOPLE 

Howard Luttrell, 

Assistant Director of Bands 

Faye Massey, 

Business Technology, LYTC 

Jeremy Massey, 

Agricultural Technology 

Kathy Mayhew, 


Marvelene McCullar, 


Susan Meriwether, 
Sandy Meurrier, 

Medical Office Technology 
Patricia Miller, 


Katherine Mistilis, 

Hotel & Restaurant Management 

Technology, DC 
Sturgis Monteith, 
English, DC 
Wayne Newman, 
Heating, Air Conditioning, & 

Refrigeration Technology 
Vicki O Dell, 

Dr. James Overton, 

Computer Information 

Systems, DC 
Tom Parrott, 
Automotive Technology 
Amy Payne, 
Office Administration 
Terry Peg ram, 


Wanda Pegues, 

Librarian, DC 
Whit Perry, 

Heating, Air Conditioning, & 
Refrigeration Technology 
Cindy Pierce, 

Tamara Pittman, 
Practical Nursing, DC 

Jamison Posey, 

Computer Information Systems 

Larry Purviance, 

Aviation Maintenance Technology, 

Dr. Mary Queyja 

Instructors • 135 

Charisse Reed, 

Cheryl Rice, 

Graphic Design Technology 

Heidi Riley, 

Cosmetology, LYTC 

Dr. Carol Robison, 

Director of Veterinary Technology 

Margaret Rogers, 

Director, Learning Resources Center 

Raymond Rogers, 


Joan Rose, 


Debby Rutledge, 

Office Systems Technology, DC 

Terry Schumann, 

John Deere Pro-Tech 

Robert Seay, 


Dr. Lawrence Shaffer, 

Biology, LYTC 
Amy Shaw, 

English, DC 

Dr. Kenneth Sipley, 

Division Director, Fine Arts 

Beverly Skipper, 


Anne Smith, 


D'Layne Smith, 


Cindy Springer, 

Rodney Steele, 

Welding and Cutting 

Dawn Stevens, 

Accounting Technology, DC 

Stephanie Stevens, 


136 • PEOPLE 

Rhonda Sti 

Special Populations 

Julie Stokes, 

Biology, LYTC 

Jeanette Stone, 

Librarian, LYTC 

Dr. Chuck Strong, 

Division Director, Social Science 

Lisa Strong, 


William Sumrall, 


Dr. Peggy Thomas, 

English, LYTC 

Bobbi M. Tims, 

Drafting and Design Technology 

Lane Tutor, 


Judy Vernon, 


Lisa Vincent, 


Chris Ware, 

Respiratory Therapy, DC 
Carolyn Warren, 
Samuel Weakley, 

Speech and Theatre 
Michael Weldy, 

Health and Nutrition 

Deborah Wilboum, 


Ellen Williams, 


Linda Williams, 

Practical Nursing, LYTC 
Monica Williams, 

Practical Nursing, DC 



Patti Williams, 

Practical Nursing, LYTC 

Brian Williamson, 

Cardiovascular Technology, DC 

Jane Williamson, 

Office Systems Technology 

Lea Wills, 

Spanish, DC 

Kimberly Hamilton Wims, 

Deede Wyatt, 


Melody Hui Xiong, 

Computer Information Systems 
David Yount, 

Automotive Technology 

Instructors • 137 

Karen Adair, 

Computer Operator/Programmer 

Charles Adams, 

Network Administrator 

Carol Amburn, 

Assistant Registrar 

Julie Bauer, 

Assistant Director of Public Relations 

Cameron Blount, 

Intramural Sports & Recreation Manager 

Joe Boyles, 

Director of Financial Aid 

Manessha Brooks, 

Academic Counselor, DC 

Brett Brown, 

Assistant for Sports Information/Coliseum Mgr. 

David Brummett, 

Director of Union Services 

Claudia Burkes, 

Nursing Lab Coordinator 

Donny Castle, 

Athletic Director 

Ruthie Castle, 

Business Manager 

Amanda Clanton, 

Tech Prep Coordinator 

Donald Clanton, 

Multipurpose Livestock Arena Manager 

Danny Ray Cole, 

Defensive Line Coach, Football 

Charlotte M. Cooke, 

Director of Housing 

Beth Dickerson, 

Work-Based Learning Coordinator 

Matthew Domas, 

Director of Campus Life 

Mike Dottorey, 

Counselor/Recruiter and Disability Support 

Services Officer 

Joe Elliott, Jr., 

Career-Technical Counselor, LYTC 

Joe Fondren, 

Director of Student Development Center, DC 

Darlene Greenlee, 

Counselor, LYTC 

Jere Herrington, 

Assistant Director of Recruiting 

Paul Jarjoura, 

Food Service Manager 

Scarlet Lawrence, 

Publication Specialist 

William Moore, 

Director of Campus Police 

Shane Oakley, 

Assistant Mens & Womens Basketball Coach 

Randy Pippin, 

Head Football Coach 

Meg Ross, 

Director of Student Development Center 

Mike Rowan, 

Softball Coach 
Sharon R. Self, 

David M. Haraway Center Manager 

Don Skelton, 

Mens Basketball Coach 

Sandra Slocum, 

Transition Specialist, Student Support Services 

Mary Lee Sturgeon, 

Director of Student Support Services 

138 • PEOPLE 

Bruce Vest, 

Supervisor of Building Repairs 

Kristin Watson, 

Career-Technical Counselor 

Amanda O. Wilson, 


Dolores Wooten, 

Manager of Alumni Affairs and Development 

Pam Wooten, 
Student Activities Manager 

Barbara Allen, 

Receptionist/Greeter, Senatobia-WIA 

David Bledsoe, 

Director of Workforce Development/WIA and 

Community Services 
Linda Bledsoe, 

Receptionist/Greeter, Hernando-WIA 
Joyce Brasell, 
Director of Workforce Planning 

and Development 
Jim Brown, 
ABE Instructor 

Kathy Buchanan, 

Computer Instructor/Curriculum Writer 

Dwayne Casey, 

Workforce Development Coordinator 

Jennifer Casey, 

Office Manager/Bookkeeper-WIA 

Ruby Dandridge, 

Personal Development Specialist 

Sharlet Huff, 

ABE Instructor/Lead Instructor 

Steven J. McClellan, 

Workforce Development Coordinator 

Jacqueline Mills, 

ABE Instructor 

Kathy Moore, 


Sherrye Pattridge 

Victor Richardson, 

ABE Instructor 
Kay Robinson, 
ABE Instructor 
Kyle Sessing, 

Receptionist/Greeter, Oxford-WIA 
Neal Springer, 

Performance Coordinator-WIA 

Professional Staff/Workforce/WIA • 139 

Marilyn Allen, 

Secretary, Campus Police 

Carol Barmer, 

Residence Supervisor 

Vanessa Betts, 

Area Cleaner, LYTC 
Joel Boyles, 

Office and Library Clerk, LYTC 

Suzanne Brown, 

Financial Aid Clerk 

Florrey Brownlee, 

Personnel Officer/Insurance Clerk 

Peggy Butler, 

Secretary, LYTC 

Tyrone Catchings, 

Residence Supervisor 

William Coaten, 

Media Assistant, LYTC 

Corneil Copeland, 

Secretary/Credit Union Manager 

Marshall Lea Creecy, 

Residence Supervisor 

Bob Demaree, 



Tony Hulsey, 

Campus Police, DC 

Delores Jennings, 

Secretary and Campus Police 

Leanna Johnson, 

Financial Aid Clerk 

Edward King, 

Campus Security 

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Mary Lamb, 

Notetaker, Tutor, DC 
Theresa Massie, 
Financial Aid Clerk 
Sandra McCrary, 
Technical Assistant, Library 
Pearl McGlothian, 
Receptionist, DC 

Rebecca Moore, 

Residence Supervisor 
Marshall Myers, 
Physical Plant 
Jonathan Nichols, 
PC Technician 
Glenda Patterson, 
Accounts Payable 

Jane Pegram, 

Technical Assistant, Library 
Kim Perkins, 
Secretary, Recruiting 
Rebecca Samuels, 
Financial Aid Counselor 
Lou Savage, 
Secretary, LYTC 

Stacy Sealy, 

Clerk, Registrars Office 

Tammy Sherman, 

Financial Aid, DC 

Cherry Smith, 

Secretary, Nursing Department 

Brenda Stepp, 

Payroll Clerk 

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Angie Stuart, 

Kelly Stull, 

Secretary, Tech-Prep 
Dorothy Sykes, 

Bookstore Clerk, DC 

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Jim Taylor, 

Campus Police 

Jackie Thulin, 

Residence Supervisor 
Denise Vannucci, 
Help Desk Coordinator 
Janetta Walters, 
Jerry Webb, 
Campus Police, DC 

Linda Webb, 

Clerk, Registrars Office 
Judy Weeks, 
Secretary, Financial Aid 
Minnie Williams, 
Residence Supervisor 
Barbara Young, 
Purchasing Agent 

General Staff ' 141 

Joseph Abrams, Byhalia 

Alice Adams, Taylor, LYTC 

Tracie Alexander, Senatobio 

Mary Allen, Horn Lake. DC 

Sean Allen, Oxford 

Laura Allgood, Water Valley 

Clint Anderson, Charleston 

Jarvis Anderson, Tunica 

Lamesha Anderson, Tunica 

Lisa Andress, Horn Lake, DC 

Sheri Appling, Southaven, DC 

Malcolm Armstrong, Pittsboro, LYTC 

Frederica Austin, Ecru, LYTC 

Latisha Austin, Byhalia, DC 

Katie Autry, Oxford, LYTC 

Britni Avant, Batesville, LYTC 

Victoria Avant, Senatobia 

Joshua Avent, Oxford 

Shunnica Ayers, Michigan City 

Michael Azlin, Southaven 

Tiffany Bacon, Southaven, DC 

Toya Bailey Oxford, LYTC 

Trandance Bailey Derma, LYTC 

Jessica Baker, Coldwater 

Nathaniel Baker, Olive Branch, DC 

Lakishia Turner, 19, of Hernando, squeezes the pulse ball while donat- 
ing blood at the Mississippi Blood Services Blood Drive held in the 
Union Commons on Sept. 21. 

There was diversity in the 2005 graduating class. Preparing for the 
afternoon service were Mary Katherine Smith of Water Valley, Olivia 
Patterson and Angle Barmer, both of Senatobia. 

142 • PEOPLE 

Mona Ballard, Senatobio 
Amy Bampfield, Olive Branch 
Marcus Banks, Sledge 
Nicole Banks, Marks 
Tonya Barton, Hernando 

Carmen Baskin, Oxford 
Robert Beck, Louisville, DC 
Johanna Becker, Arkabutla 
April Bell, Clarksdale 
Dianna Bell, Southaven 

Pamela Bell, Water Valley, LYTC 
Stephanie Bell, Water Valley, LYTC 
Jeremy Bennett, Senatobia 
Alisia Bland, Oakland 
Sandra Bland, Charleston 

Brittany Blodgett, Cascilla 
Tayna Bobo, Sard is 
Lakeisha Bogard, Oxford, LYTC 
Nickolaus Boland, Nesbit, DC 
Chasity Boling, Sarah 

Trakevia Bonner, Sardis 
Betina Boyd, Oxford, LYTC 
Stephanie Boyett, Sardis 
Kristen Bradley Hernando 
Lisa Briscoe, Courtland 

Northwest students enjoy the chocolate fountain following the Foun- 
dation Scholarship Reception on Sept. 22 in the David M. Haraway 
Center. Scholarship recipients had the opportunity to meet with do- 
nors or donors' families at the event. 

Smart classrooms like this one in the Humanities Building are located 
in all the academic divisions on the Senatobia campus. 

Sophomores • 143 

Lindsey Brooks, Coldwater 
Carlo Brown, Holly Springs, DC 
Chadrick Brown, Batesville 
Contrell Brown, Yazoo City 
Cori Brown, Grenada, LYTC 

Secandrice Brown, Alligator 

Shona Brown, Oxtord, LYTC 

Jamie Brummett, Oxford, LYTC 

Lisa Bryant, Banner, LYTC 

Anitrice Buck, Oxford, LYTC 

Jennifer Burchfield, Batesville 

Rhapsody Burgess, Dundee 

Lindsey Burney Coffeeville 

Ross Burney, Coffeeville 

William Burns, Senatobia 

Lovie Burt, Oxford, LYTC 

Shequeda Burt, Sledge 

Casey Bush, Pearl, LYTC 

Verlissa Butler, Sardis 

Jacqueline Butrum, Southaven, DC 

Aubrey Caffey, Sarah 

Christopher Calhoun, Southaven 

John Callicott, Marks 

Carlita Campbell, Abbeville 

Robin Campbell, Oxford, LYTC 

Unela Cannon, Sledge 

Nicole Carden, Batesville 

Davonne Carmon, Hernando 

Tracey Carmon, Senatobia 

Latasha Carothers, Oxford, LYTC 

Barbarella Carpenter, Como 

Janna Carpenter, Oxford, LYTC 

Krisanie Carpenter, Senatobia 

Lani Carpenter, Red Banks, DC 

Matthew Carrington, Senatobia 

Theresia Carter, Southaven, DC 

Patrick Chandler, Southaven 

Dustin Chipman, Horn Lake 

Kyle Chunn, Southaven, DC 

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William Clark, Sardis 
Aaron Clay, Olive Branch, DC 
Timothy Clinton, Southaven 
Aaron Clolinger, Charleston 
Heather Cole, Sarah 

Lissa Cole, Senatobia 
William Cole, Southaven, DC 
Sharon Coleman, Crenshaw 
Lisa Collins, Senatobia, LYTC 
Melissa Collins, Bruce, LYTC 

Candyce Colston, Olive Branch, DC 
Jennifer Combs, Batesville, LYTC 
Stephanie Compton, Southaven, DC 
Tatum Connell, Myrtle, LYTC 
Ashley Corbitt, Hernando 

Terrell Cordel, Marks 

Sara Corey, Southaven 

Susan Corey, Southaven 

Fredrick Cosby, Batesville 

Jenna Crawford, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Ariel Crigler, Crowder, LYTC 

elissa Crockett, Senatobia 
JeremyCrump, Nesbit 
Deborah Culver, Olive Branch, DC 
Susan Cummings, Water Valley, LYTC 

kitt Albritton (right) works on an 
intermediate algebra assignment with 
Jadee Perry of Walls in the Success 
Club lab. 

Sophomores • 145 

Matt Dermuth, Senatobia 

Rachel Dhawan, Batesville, LYTC 

Darryl Dickard, Tchula 

Jonathan Dickey, Batesville 

Betty Dixon, Southaven, DC 

Kristen Dorroh, Calhoun City, DC 

Kirnberly Dotson, Metcalfe 

Phillip Douglas, Belden 

Angela Draper, Sardis, LYTC 

Brittney Draper, Batesville 

Christopher Dungan, Charleston 

Lindsey Dungan, Southaven 

Meshael Dunn, Hernando, DC 

Eucharia Duru, Southaven, DC 

Kelly Dye, Clarksdale 

Kasey Earnest, Oxford, LYTC 

Kyle Edwards, Hernando 

Maronica Egerson, Taylor 

Brent Ellett, Charleston 

Aleashia Eppenger, Sledge 

Lauren Eubanks, Grenada 

Daniel Faith, Hernando, DC 

Sonya Fifer, Olive Branch 

Christopher Figgs, Marks 

Shawn Finney, Olive Branch 

Kelly Fitch, Oxford 

William Fitzgerald, Hernando 

Brandon Fitzpatrick, Robinsonville 

Susan Flint, Batesville 

Gwendlylin Fondren, University, LYTC 

Courtney Foughty, Coldwater 

Jerri Fountain, Kosciusko 

Dessie Fox, Oxford, LYTC 

Ashley Freeman, Oxford, LYTC 

Nathaniel Freeman, Walls, DC 

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Spellbinding music played in the 
background as many Northwest stu- 
dents were lulled to sleep by hypnotist 
Ken Whitener. On Aug. 22, Whitener 
returned to Northwest's Senatobia 
campus to perform yet again for his many adoring fans. 
Students piled into the Fine Arts Auditorium, excited 
and interested in what was to come. Student volunteers 
were brought onto the stage to be reviewed by the hyp- 
1 iotist in search of those who would fall under his spell 
the quickest. Soon after finding the stars of his show, 
Whitener got down to business coaxing them into acting 
t outrageously funny situations. The girls were told 
they were Siamese kittens, and the audience watched 
with amusement as the girls prissed around licking their 
precious fur. Then the show took a turn for the worse, in 
all good senses of the phrase, when the volunteers began 
singing Barney's "I Love You" song and hugging each 
other in a 2-year-olds manner. The boys were brought 

up to entertain the audience with a hilarious version of f mmy H °! f ' ° s ° Ph TnZ° 

r from Oakland, enter- 

I'm a Little Tea Cup" and soon after they were told they were strippers. There wasn't a tained his fellow North- 
dry eye in the crowd from laughing so hard. "It was truly the funniest thing I've seen in west students with his 
a while," said sophomore Chasity Bolin, of Sarah. "Seeing your friends on stage thinking v ^? n of Tm ° Liftle Tea 
they are Britney Spears leaves a smile on your face for quite a while!" Students left the (above) 
auditorium anxious for Whitener's return next year during back to school activities. "The 
students really enjoyed the hypnotist," said Pam Wooten, student activities manager. 
"This year was the second year Ken has been to Northwest, and he continues to be a suc- 
cess. Students are already asking when he will be coming back." 

-Billie Claire Darby sophomores - 147 

Brittney French, Olive Branch 

Joshua Garrett, Botesville 

Leslee Geeslin, Senatobia 

Jennifer Gehringer, Batesville, LYTC 

Nika Ginn, Horn Lake, DC 

Leigh Glass, Batesville 

Kemyata Goins, Batesville 

Kristin Goldsby, Hernando 

Shameka Gordon, Sardis 

Rafael Govan, Sardis 

Ashley Gowen, Southaven 

Lucy Grantham, Southaven, DC 

Alanda Green, Charleston, DC 

Misty Green, Horn Lake 

Rebekah Green, Senatobia 

Berenetha Greene, Tunica 

Nathan Gregory Senatobia 

Rebecca Grice, Southaven 

Emily Griffin, Clarksdale 

Jennifer Grubbs, Ecru, LYTC 

Zachary Gurley, Batesville 

Michael Guy, Senatobia 

Meredith Haire, Batesville, DC 

Candy Hall, Robinsonville 

Kametriya Hall, Olive Branch 

Laura Hallstrom, Senatobia 

Michael Hamblin, Byhalia, DC 

Zackery Hamilton, Tunica 

Amber Hammond, Olive Branch 

Amy Hammond, Olive Branch 

Stephanie Hammond, Senatobia 

Monica Hampton, Lamar, LYTC 

Johnathan Hankins, Batesville 

Pamela Hansbro, Hernando, DC 

148 • PEOPLE 

Mary Hardin, Byhalia, DC 
Antonio, Hardrick, Botesville 
Joanna Hardwick, Oxford, LYTC 
Teshawn Harmon, Sardis, LYTC 
Randall Harms, Coldwater 

Ashley Harris, Walls, DC 
Christine Harris, Olive Branch, DC 
Deborah Harris, Crenshaw 
Heather Harris, Pope 
Karmesha Harris, Lambert 

Louis Harris, Robinsonville 

Margie Harris, Oxford, LYTC 

Sharron Harris, Sardis 

Tyler Hearn, Byhalia, DC 

Deena Heatherly Water Valley, LYTC 

Kimbelry Henderson, Pope 
Shirley Hentz, Coffeeville, LYTC 
Ashley Henyard, Oxford, LYTC 
Tami Herron, Batesville, LYTC 
Tina Heuser, Oxford, LYTC 

William Hezel, Senatobia 
Stephanie Hicks, Oxford, LYTC 
Cassi Hill, Senatobia 
Demetrius Hill, Charleston 
Elizabeth Hill, Greenwood 

Jo Hodge, Oxford, LYTC 
Amanda Hodges, Olive Branch, DC 
John Hoggard, Hernando 
Chelsea Holland, Senatobia 
Marcella Holland, Tunica, DC 

Chastity Hollister, Batesville 
John Holmes,/\jbfc>ew7/e,/.VTC 
Samuel Hood, Nesbit, DC 
Patrice Hoskins, Batesville 

Sophomores • 149 

Joanne House-Millbrook, Sardis 

Lateka Houston, Southhaven, DC 

JXavier Houston, Abbeville 

Sheri Howard, Hernando 

Terri Hubbard, Courtland 

Kelsey Hudson, Vicksburg 

Hannah Huff, Potts Camp, DC 

Andrea Hughes, Calhoun City, LYTC 

Santrail Hunt, Charleston 

Alexandra Hurst, Bruce, LYTC 

Leonard Irvin, Oxford, LYTC 

Lecatherine Ivy, Taylor 

Tabitha Ivy, Oxford, LYTC 

Alma Jackson, Hernando, DC 

Brittney Jackson, Senatobia 

Cory Jackson, Trassville 

Deanna Jackson, Oxford, LYTC 

Fredrick Jackson, Holly Springs 

Josef Jackson, Batesville 

Lethea Jackson, Sardis 

Melissa James, Courtland 
Tamesha James, Tunica 

150 • PEOPLE 

Brandon Rogers, a sophomore from Hernando, enter- 
tained his fellow dorm residents with a country western 
favorite while preparing Homecoming dorm decorations. 

Monica Jeffries, Waterford, LYTC 

Ami Jennings, Senatobia 

April Jeter, Senatobia 

Iris Jeter, Senatobia 

Amanda Johnson, Byhalia, DC 

Chelsi Johnson, Hernando 
Heather Johnson, Senatobia 
Joshua Johnson, Drew, DC 
Melissa Johnson, Batesville 
Tamika Johnson, Holly Springs 

Tyronda Johnson, Batesville, DC 
Vernice Johnson, Charleston, LYTC 
William Johnson, Batesville 
Devin Jones, Olive Branch, DC 
Dlee Jones, Oxford, LYTC 

Hope Jones, Water Valley, LYTC 

James Jones, Tunica 
Jennifer Jones, Senatobia 
Kelley Jones, Southaven 
Linda Jones, Abbeville, LYTC 

Sheila Jones, Olive Branch 
Shenera Jones, Byhalia, DC 
Tima Jones, Southaven, DC 
Kenya Jones-Russell, Sardis 
David Joyner, Hernando 

Amy Keen, Taylor, LYTC 
Shana Keeton, Horn Lake, DC 

Dorm Supervisor Becky Moore, or "Mama B" to her dorm 
residents, dances with enthusiasm after hearing the news 
that her dorm, Marshall, won the lawn decorating con- 
test during the Homecoming celebration at Northwest. 

Sophomores • 151 

Shana Keeton, Horn Lake, DC 

Loretta Kelley, Memphis 

Kimberly Kelson, Como 

Amanda Kennedy, Southaven, DC 

Elaine Key, Greenville 

Elizabeth Key, Southaven, DC 

Jessica Key Senatobia 

Samanthia Keys, Friars Point 

Kendrick Kimble, Coldwater 

Shayla King, Holly Springs 

Vanterica Kirkwood, Batesville 

Elizabeth Kisner, Olive Branch, DC 

Frederick Knichel, Olive Branch 

Elmer Knox, Big Creek 

Amber Kowalsky, Hernando 

Steven Lamar, Coldwater 

Tammie Lamar, Batesville, LYTC 

Jessica Lange, Batesville 

Randall Laplante, Como 

Jermaine Latham, Grenada 

Kimberly Lewis, Oxford, LYTC 

Patrici Lewis, Jonestown 

Christi Linville, Olive Branch, DC 

Mary Little, Arkabutla, DC 

Tonya Lockhart, Oxford, LYTC 

James Loftis, Southaven 

Devane Logan, Coffeeville 

Tammy Long, Oxford, LYTC 

Wendy Lopez, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Shanna Lyons, Senatobia 

Jason Madison, Senatobia 

Mesha Madison, Batesville 

Demario Mangrum, Como 

Mary Manning, Oxford, LYTC 

John Marion, Senatobia 

152 • PEOPLE 

New Jfaraway Center serves as 
pu6Cic meeting pface and cafe 

With the opening of the 2005 fall semester at Northwest, students 
were able to use a new building on campus. The David M. Haraway 
Center, located on Alumni Drive facing the commuter parking lot, now 
serves as the college's cafeteria. The building is divided in half, one 
side being the student eatery, the other side serving as a con 
ference center. 

On May 5, the dedication ceremony took place in 
the new building to honor Northwest's president of 20 
years, Dr. David M. Haraway. The ceremony was quite 
emotional for Dr. Haraway, his wife and children, and 
over 25 other family members who at- 
tended, being it was Haraway's last year H A R. A W AY C E N 
to serve as president. The facility was __«»_.____^_____-— -—__.___—»_ 
named after Dr. Haraway in appreciation 

dent Dr. Gary Lee Spears, spoke at the ceremony and invited guests to 
tour the modern 42,000-square-foot facility. 

During the week, the cafeteria side of the Haraway Center is packed 
with hungry Northwest students and instructors. The cafeteria offers 
many tasty items from the ever-popular chicken tenders and 
pizza to pulled pork and barbecue ribs. For the health-con- 
scious students, there is a full salad bar. Students can 
buy ice cream, cookies and desserts, milk, chips and 
other snacks at the cafeteria. The cafe is open from 7 
a.m. to 7 p.m. and students and faculty can come and 
go as they please. Many students find 
X £ R this to be a great change from previous 
— -___ years. 

"I like the fact that we can go get food 

for his years of dedication to Northwest. His successor, current Presi- 

pretty much whenever we want to. It makes it a lot easier for me and 
my friends to arrange our schedules so that we can eat together," said 
sophomore Jenna Haven of Olive Branch. 

Not only is the new center for the enjoyment of Northwest students 
and faculty, it is also a community center. Beginning on Sept. 18, the 
cafeteria opened to the public each Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. for 
lunch. As with students, patrons purchase items on an a la carte basis 
and prices are cost-effective. The conference center houses meeting and 
dining facilities for the college's Board of Trustees, in addition to a large 
banquet area and smaller meeting and banquet rooms. Continuing edu- 
cation and non-credit courses, Lunch and Learn discussions and pro- 
fessional workshops are also held at the conference center. The rooms 
are available to public community groups and private groups and can be 
scheduled over the phone or by e-mail. 

—Brittany Graves 

Students wait in line to pay for their meal with 
their campus ID cards. The new meal plan this 
year is a point system that allows students to pick 
whatever items from the cafe they choose and 
then the cost of those items is deducted from the 
balance on their ID cards, (above) 

The conference side of the new facil- 
ity houses meeting rooms and halls 
that are used by the college and com- 
munity, (above) 

The cafeteria side features a welcom- 
ing porch for students and guests, 

Sophomores • 153 

Kami Marion, Holly Springs 

Selma Marion. Potts Camp 

Michael Marmino, Batesville 

Natasha Marshman, Southaven, DC 

Cassandra Martin, Batesville 

Latriece Martin, Holly Springs 

Teresa Martin, Water Valley, LYTC 

Cara Massey, Holly Springs 

Lorena Massey, Coldwater 

Angela Matthews, Horn Lake 

Christy Maxey, Hernando, DC 

Kelly Mays, Coldwater 

Kendra Mays, Coldwater 

Tabatha McCarver, Coldwater 

Branden McCraney, Clarksdale 

Tyra McCray, Water Valley 

Brandy McCrory Brandon, LYTC 

Laura McDonald, Olive Branch 

Justin McElroy Nesbit 

Helene McEwen, Oxford, LYTC 

Valerie McGee, Cleveland 

Alma McGhee, Memphis 

Imonia McGhee-Parham, Oxford, LYTC 

Tunisha McKinney, Batesville, LYTC 

Heather Mercer, Waterford 

Bonnie Miller, Horn Lake 

Carrie Mister, Coffeeville, LYTC 

Lilla Mitchell, Taylor, LYTC 

Cathy Moorehead, Como 

Cynthia Morris, Randolph, LYTC 

Diane Morris, Holly Springs 

Sherry Morris, Pontotoc, LYTC 

Crystal Moulding, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Janice Moyers, Southaven, DC 

Marlayna Mullin, Oxford, LYTC 

154 • PEOPLE 

Bryan Murphy, Southaven, DC 
Linda Murphy Senatobia 
Sharlene Murphy, Coldwater 
Kimberly Napier, Clarksdale 
Ryan Nasif, Oxford 

Lee Nelson, Coldwater 
Tina Nelson, Sardis, LYTC 
Damon Noel, Horn Lake 
Richard Oakley, Senatobia 
Kenisha Odie, University, LYTC 

Denise Oliver, Hernando, DC 
Jack Oliver, Hernando 
Kristen Parrott, Hernando 
Jasmine Parson, Olive Branch, DC 
Stephanie Patterson, Oakland 

William Pearce, Sunflower 
Bettie Pearson, Oxford, LYTC 
Laketta Pegues, Courtland 
Billy Perry, Oxford, LYTC 
Jeff Perryman, Coldwater 

Matthew Peterson, Senatobia 
Tequila Pettis, Oxford, LYTC 
Monica Pickens, Myrtle 
Jeremy Pierce, Olive Branch, DC 
Margie Pilcher, Water Valley, LYTC 

Amanda Piper, Senatobia 
Patricia Polk, Tunica 
Artisha Pomerlee, Oxford, LYTC 
Ashley Porter, Olive Branch 
Tamika Pratcher, Senatobia 

William Rasmussen, Senatobia 
Timothy Redwine, Coffeeville 
Paula Reed, Grenada 
Rocklyn Reed, Batesville 
Andre Reese, Seville 

Sophomores • 155 

Christa Reiss, Hernando 

Tina Rhodes, Horn Lake, DC 

Victoria Rice. Batesville 

Nicole Richmann, Walls 

Heather Rines. Senatobia 

Kevin Roach, Dublin, DC 

Rachel Roberson, Senatobia, DC 

Lynsey Roberts, Sidon 

Daniel Robinson, Southaven 

Melanie Robinson, Lambert 

Alyssa Robson, Senatobia 

Brittany Rose, Oxford 

Zelethia Roseborough, Batesville, LYTC 

Leigh Ross, Courtland, DC 

Hassie Russell, Pittsboro, LYTC 

Tineshe Russell, Oxford, LYTC 

Lamar Sanders, Hickory Flat 

Margaret Sandridge, Senatobia, LYTC 

Tyrone Sanford, Courtland 

Cristy Savage, Batesville 

Jacqueline Scott, Clarksdale, LYTC 

Jessica Scott, Como 

Takelia Scott, Batesville, LYTC 

Clayton Self, Batesville, LYTC 

Kellie Shields, Starkville, LYTC 

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Freshman homecoming maid, Michel Jarjoura 
from Senatobia, receives a congratulatory hug 
from Northwest journalism instructor Scarlet Law- 

Rusty Smith, Chris Dungan, both of Charleston, and Marc Higgins of Sumner, show support 
for their intramural softball team at a playoff game. Later in the season the team won the 
championship and bragging rights around campus. 

156 • PEOPLE 

Cherrelle Shorter, Senatobio 
Rodney Sides, Belden, LYTC 
Tracey Sigler, Senatobia 
Tonya Simpson, Crenshaw 
Lisa Skelton, Lamar 

Arlene Smith, Byhalia, DC 
Brandon Smith, Batesville 
Sarah Smith, Senatobia, DC 
Shareena Smith, Starkville 
Terrika Smith, Batesville 

Townsend Smith, Coldwater 
Linda Spates, Horn Lake 
Mark Stafford, Olive Branch 
Chantrell Stamper, Horn Lake 
Sherri Stenson, Crenshaw 

Sinatra Stephen, Bruce 
Cynthia Stepp, Senatobia 
Brenda Stevens, Bruce, LYTC 
Crystal Stewart, Crenshaw, DC 
Leslie Stewart, Batesville 

Jeremy Stokes, Crenshaw 
Jessica Stratton, Byhalia, DC 

Letrina Street, Olive Branch, DC 
Joshua Strickland, Senatobia 

Sophomore Moneko Rhine of Byhalia swings high in the air after 
bungee jumping at the Spring Sizzle held at the Ag field in April, 

Sophomores • 157 

Michelle Strong, Sardis 

Laura Stubbs, Water Valley, LYTC 

George Sullivan, Batesville 

Tomisina Tallie, Oxford, LYTC 

Tonya Tartt, Tunica 

Randall Tatum, Southaven, DC 

Ericka Taylor, Como 

Kelli Taylor, Senatobia 

Lisa Taylor, New Albany, LYTC 

Maranda Taylor, Brandon 

Markico Taylor, Senatobia 

Kimmy Tedder, Vardaman, LYTC 

Jaymie Tessier, Southaven, DC 

Wendy Thacker, luka, DC 

John Thomas, Southaven, DC 

Karen Thomas, Holly Springs 

Henrietta Thompson, Southaven, DC 

Lemegan Thompson, Darling 

Nicholas Thompson, Oxford, LYTC 

Tina Thompson, Coldwater 

Sarah Thornton, Olive Branch 

Glenn Todd, Charleston 

Lacey Tradup, Southaven, DC 

Robert Tucker, Olive Branch 

Willie Tucker, Pittsboro 

Megan Turner, Olive Branch 
Misha Turner, Michigan City 

158 • PEOPLE 

Matthew Domas, director of Campus Life, takes a few 
rounds of dunks from students at the Spring Sizzle event 
held in April of 2005, 

Adam Tutor, Olive Branch 
Daphne Tyler, Tutwiler 
Andrea Tyner, Southaven 
Felisha Upshaw, Coffeeville, LYTC 
Margurinita Vance, Calhoun City, LYTC 

Stephen Vanderford, Oxford, LYTC 
Kenton Vanderhook, Byhalia, DC 
Michael Vanstory Nesbit 
Mitchell Vaughn, Olive Branch, DC 
Tavaris Wakefield, Drummonds 

Sydney Walker, Senatobia 
Sherida Waller, Holly Springs 
Shannon Walls, Coldwater 
Robert Waltman, Southaven 
Denise Washington, l/l/ebb 

Crystal Watkins, Walls 
Janet Watkins, Byhalia, DC 
Nicholas Watson, Olive Branch 
Yolanda Watson, Sledge 
Courtney Weeks, Olive Branch, DC 

Michelle Wells, Holly Springs 
Johnathan West, Columbus, DC 

Derrick Weston, Charleston 
Jessica White, Memphis 

Matthew White, Southaven 
Teresa White, Water Valley, LYTC 

Ranger cheerleaders pump the crowd up at a barbeque 
picnic held outside of the Haraway Center on Oct. 29. 
The gathering was part of many Homecoming activities 
planned for the week. 

Sophomores • 159 

Nicole Whitfield, Tunica 

David Wicker, Byhalia 

Vonda Wicks, Sordis 

Billy Wiggins, Southaven, DC 

Rhonda Wilbourn, Water Valley, LYTC 

Angela Williams, Southaven 

Brandon Williams, Michigan City 

Corey Williams, Coldwater 

Holly Williams, Southaven 

Mark Willis, Grenada 

Demetrice Wilson, Columbus 

Joseph Wilson, Taylor 

Ronald Wilson, Charleston 

Elizabeth Winter, Walls, DC 

Dustin Womack, Hernando, DC 

Joel Wood, Southaven, DC 

Jamikka Wooding, Senatobia 

Donna Woody, Lake Cormorant 

Tammy Woodyard, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Sabreana Worley Horn Lake, DC 

Tommie Wright, Sledge, DC 

Baron Wynn, Oxford, LYTC 

Jessica Yelvington, Cordova 

Charles Young, Clarksdale 

Allyson Youngblood, Horn Lake DC 

Brooke Sellers, from Hernan- 
do, Amber Hammond, from 
Olive Branch, Bonnie Sellers 
from Hernando, and Amy 
Hammond from Olive Branch 
show off their airbrushed 
"Sweet Twinsations" shirts, 

Andrew Horgett and Glenn 
Todd of Charleston hang out 
at the softball field in support 
of their favorite intramural 
team, (far right) 

160 • PEOPLE 

Telbjie a 


What do the Haraway Center, base- 
ball, bacteria and storytelling all have 
in common? They are all topics of 
Lunch and Learn sessions, offered by 
Northwest's Division of Continuing 

This unique forum provides a chance 
for adult learners or members of the 
community to interact with college fac- 
ulty or staff in a relaxed atmosphere. 

"This monthly program is a great opportunity for 
community members to see the wonderful resources 
we have in our faculty and staff here at Northwest," 
said Patricia Lowder, coordinator for Community Ser- 
vices, which operates under the umbrella of Workforce 

In the fall semester, the program moved from its 
former location in the McLendon Union to the new 
David M. Haraway Center. 

Topics and presenters for the fall semester began 
with Vice President for Student Affairs Dan Smith giv- 
ing a tour and overview of the Haraway Center. The 
September program featured English instructor Dixon 
Jynum as he discussed Shantyboaters, a lost Missis- 
sippi River culture of the 20th century. 

"Percussion— More Than a Drum" was the topic for 
Nforthwest Director of Bands John Ungurait in Octo- 
) • r, and Northwest Director of the Division of Science 
Bobby King told his Northwest story, which covered a 
50-year period, when he spoke on Nov. 16. 

Spring presenters included Speech and Theatre in- 
structor Doug Bennett and his topic of "Storytelling— 
What Is It?" 

In February new Head Baseball Coach Mark Car- 
son was joined by former pro player and new Assis- 
tant Baseball Coach Bill Selby as they presented "Base- 
ball—More Than a Game." (above, right) 

Microbiology instructor Mary Bonds told guests 
about the "Secret Life of Bacteria" in March followed 
by Dr. Kim Wim's discussion of drug interactions, 

"We are delighted to give our faculty a chance to 'tell 
their story' to our guests," said Lowder. 

Sophomores • 161 

Steven Ackerman, Memphis, DC 

Tammy Acree, Byhalia, DC 

Jennifer Adair, Olive Branch 

Anthony Adams, Southoven 

Bonita Adams, Charleston 

Deidre Adams, Bruce, LYTC 

Kelly Adams, Sarah 

Kacie Aldridge, Senatobia 

Chandra Alexander, Olive Branch 

James Alexander, Senatobia 

JT. Alford, Victoria, DC 

Andrew Allen, Sardis 

Kenneth Allen, Cleveland 

Stephanie Allen, Holly Springs 

Lisa Alvis, Senatobia 

Andrea Anderson, Potts Camp 

Ashton Anderson, Hernando 

Brian Anderson, Oxford 

Jessica Anderson, Byhalia 

Megan Anderson, Potts Camp 

With Homecoming soon approaching, students at the DeSoto Center 
decide who they support and cast their votes for the 2005 Homecom- 
ing Court. 

162 • PEOPLE 

The Ranger Band serenades the crowd at a home football game witr 
their rendition of 'Tiger of San Pedro" 


Georgette Anoma, Memphis, DC 
Raneisha Appleberry, Tunica 
Brittney Appleton, Oxford 
Brittney Armstrong, Calhoun City, LYTC 
Jessica Armstrong, Olive Branch, DC 

Latoya Armstrong, Coffeeville 
Mistie Armstrong, Southaven 
Sarah Armstrong, Vardaman, LYTC 
Linsey Arnold, Hernando 
Meagan Arnold, Clarksdale 

Samantha Arrants, Hernando, DC 
Wanda Arrington, Myrtle, LYTC 
Christina Atkinson, Coldwater 
Elizabeth Atkinson, Oxford 
Kristopher Austin, Abbeville 

Lamarris Austin, Clarksdale 
Chatrina Autman, Batesville 
Arlene Avant, Courtland, LYTC 
Jordan Avent, Batesville 
Tamzie Avery, Southaven, DC 

Mearly 2,000 high school students in the Northwest district got a 
hance to check out career options and see the college's career- 
technical offerings at the annual Career-Tech Expo held on Sept. 27- 

Sophomores Shenita Davis and Melissa Glee, both from Batesville, 
goof off on the pedestal joust at the Spring Sizzle held in April. 

Freshmen • 163 

Domerino Bailey, Coffeeville 

Jordan Bailey, Batesville 

Robert Baker, Horn Lake 

Tosha Baker, Nesbit 

Amanda Baldwin, Coldwater 

Jeffrey Bampfield, Olive Branch 

Aerial Banks, Memphis, DC 

Cheri Barbee, Horn Lake, DC 

Michael Barclay, Southaven, DC 

Justin Bardo, Senatobia 

Dana Bargery, Hernando 

Houston Barham, Horn Lake, DC 

Shamika Barksdale, Courtland 

Micheal Barnett, Banner, LYTC 

Dusti Bayless, Senatobia 

Tracey Bean, Oxford 

Betsy Beane, Tupelo 

Jayne Beard, Union, LYTC 

Aaron Beasley, Southaven, DC 

Paula Beckwith, Myrtle, LYTC 

Russ Belk, Batesville 

Bobbi Bell, Marks 

Sherrell Belt, Tunica 

Brenda Beltre, Hernando 

Chase Benfield, Southaven 

\ &et'«PIay 

Telesha Berry, Water Valley, LYTC 

Stacey Bethay, Hernando 

Sean Bezrutch, Hernando 

Brent Biggs, Arlington 

Morgan Billingsley Senatobia 

164 • PEOPLE 

Disability Support Program helps 
stud e nts succ ee d 

Do you ever get nervous or anxious 
when taking tests? Does it seem like 
you are easily distracted? Is it diffi- 
cult to hear or see the board in your 
classes? Northwest has a program 
that offers assistance with these hin- 

"My job is to make sure that the 
requested needs of the students are 
met and accommodations are pro- 
vided in every aspect of student life," 
said Dottorey. The students involved 
in the program feel it has helped them 

Stutzen Romig, a sophomore who 
is deaf and majoring in elementary 
education, agreed: "Compared to the 
program in high school, I have more 
independence here, and I'm treated 
just like the other students. Last year I 

lived in Bobo 

ity Support 
Services is a 
program of- 
fering assis- 
tance to stu- 
dents with 
and/or be- 
havioral is- 
sues to en- 
hance their 
on a post- 
level. The 
DSS is located on the sec- 
ond floor of the McLen- 

don Union Building and _. , _ , , _ , , , ., . . . . . .... , 

° Stutzen Romig, a sophomore from Coldwoter, (below) enjoys student life at 

its. office hours are Mon- Northwest to the fullest as she participates in the Beauty Review held on 

day through Friday from Nov - 15 - 

Students Mary Kay Rogers of Southaven, Taylor Kennedy of Tupelo and 
Elaine Moore, of Stewart, all participate in the Disability Support Services 
program at Northwest, (above) 

8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 

"The program was established in 
1983 and is mainly here to serve as 
a bridge between our students who 
have disabilities and their instruc- 
tors," said Mike Dottorey, coordina- 
tor of the program. "We want to make 
sure that they receive the best educa- 
tion possible." This year Northwest 
has 153 self-identified students with 
disabilities, 67 of which are attending 
classes in Senatobia. These students 
have disabilities ranging from emo- 
tional issues such as depression and 
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) to 
disabilities like heart problems, and 
vision and hearing impairment. 

both academically and 

"I found myself hav- 
ing problems in biology 
class when taking tests, 
and now that I take my 
tests in Mr. Mike's office 
where it is quiet, it helps 
a lot," said Rebecca Oz- 
birn, a freshman from 
Senatobia who suffers 
from ADD. "I studied 
for a test in intermedi- 
ate algebra, and when I 
took it in class, I failed, 
but the next test I stud- 
ied and took it in a more quiet setting 
and made an 85." 

Hall, and 
now I live in 
Marshall. I 
have lots of 
friends and 
an active so- 
cial life. Be- 
ing in the 
program has 
me to study 
more. I love 
being here." 
In order 
for these ser- 
vices to be 
provided by 
DSS, docu- 
mentation from a physician 
or testing facility is required 
to certify a disability. Some 
of the services offered by 
DSS are: counseling, assis- 
tance with registration, 
extended time on tests, 
mobility orientation 
for those who are visu- 
ally impaired and inter- 
preters for those who 
are hearing impaired. 
There is also a schol- 
arship issued annually 
for a deserving disabled 
student. To learn more 
about DSS, contact Dot- 
torey at 562-3309 or by 
e-mail to mldottorey@ 

—Kenya Thigpen 

Freshmen • 165 

Noah Billingsley, Senatobia 

Precious Birge, Horn Lake 

Sean Bischofberger, Coldwater 

Gerald Bishop, Olive Branch, DC 

Maegan Bishop, Oxford, LYTC 

William Bishop, Bolton 

Michael Blache, Olive Branch, DC 

Marcus Black, Hernando 

Dartha Blackburn, Batesville 

Juakin Blackburn, Enid 

Keith Blackburn, Enid 

Latangela Blackmon, Holly Springs 

Porsche Blackmon, Oxford 

Christy Blackwell, Southaven, DC 

Chad Blair, Coldwater 

Charity Blakenship, Coldwater 

Coy Bland, Lambert 

Alacia Bledsoe, Olive Branch, DC 

Jerrod Blevins, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Laura Bloodworth, Scobey 

166 • PEOPLE 

Anxiously awaiting the comedian Rodney Johnson are (back row from left) 
Nicole Whitfield from Tunica, Maranda Taylor from Brandon, (front row from 
left) Ceclia Ellington, Tamesha James and Shalonda Willis, all from Tunica. 

Terance Booker, Taylor, LYTC 
Michael Boone, Horn Lake, DC 
Staci Boone, Potts Camp 
David Boozer, Allen, Tx 
Marcena Bowen, Holly Springs 

Anna Bowie, Batesville 
Tiffany Boyd, Senatobia 
Robin Boydstun, Southaven, DC 
Nathaniel Bozeman, Carthage 
Jodie Bradley, Olive Branch 

arquita Bradley, Batesville 
Emily Branch, Winona 
Fred Brand, Bruce 
Shane Brannon, Bartlett, DC 
Lauren Braswell, Horn Lake, DC 

Charles Breunig, Oxford, LYTC 
Angela Brewer, Courtland 
Garrett Brewer, Byhalia 
Justin Brewer, Olive Branch 
Robin Brewer, Marks 


Sophomore cheerleaders Susan and 
Sara Corey from Southaven and 6/7- 
lie Claire Darby from Batesville enjoy 
their last Ranger football game. 

Freshmen • 167 

Laci Brooks, Batesville 

James Broome, Rosedale 

Alicia Brown, Olive Branch, DC 

Charice Brown, Memphis, DC 

Chauncey Brown, Cleveland 

Denorris Brown, Senatobia 

Jermelody Brown, Greenville 

Kathryn Brown, Hernando 

Latavia Brown, Clarksdale 

Latoya Brown, Oxford, LYTC 

Queatrell Brown, Coldwater 

Rodell Brown, Tunica 

Sean Brown, Florence 

Shantal Brown, Abbeville, LYTC 

Virginia Brown, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Intramurals provided by Cameron Blount (far right) keep students Judy Wilbanks, secretary for the academic dean on the 

like Colby Alford of Grenada (far left) and Marc Higgins of Sum- Senatobia campus, receives her Associate of Arts degree 

ner (middle) busy These players took things farther to get a laugh from Dr. David Haraway at the 2005 commencement cer- 

when Higgins dressed as a cow to celebrate Halloween. emony 

168 • PEOPLE 

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William Buck, Crenshaw 
Joy Buckley, Laurel, LYTC 
Jonathan Buford, Cleveland 
Terrence Buford, Abbeville 
Joseph Bula, Walls, DC 

Abbeni Bula-Boughton, Olive Branch, DC 
Alcia Bullock, Coldwater 
Tiffany Bumpus, Horn Lake, DC 
Thomas Burchfield, Batesville 
Durand Burdine, Vozoo City, LYTC 

David Burgess, Hernando, DC 
Kimberly Burke, Olive Branch, DC 
Tommie Burkhalter, Holcomb 
Jilluine Burkley, Nesbit 
Megan Burnette, Tunica 

Vaneka Burnside, Olive Branch, 
James Burroughs, Senatobia 
Joshua Burton, Hernando, DC 
Monique Burton, Potts Camp 
Shanta Burton, Holly Springs 

Stephanie Burton, Tunica 
Allan Busby, Coldwater 
Nicholas Busby, Coldwater 
Nicole Busby, Olive Branch 
Blake Butler, Olive Branch, DC 

Carolyn Butler, Waterford 



Students in Jeremy Massey's lab in the new Agricultural Technology Building look at a Students in Bobo dorm dress up for Homecoming as 
John Deere 4720 sprayer. they present their dorm decorations with Mama Min- 


Freshmen • 169 

Willie Butler, Sardis 

Brittany Byrd, Potts Camp 

Anitra Byrum, Southaven, DC 

Heather Calhoun. Olive Branch 

Alicia Campbell, Holly Springs 

Ashley Campbell. Horn Lake, DC 

Belinda Campbell, Ripley 

Dominique Campbell, Oxford, LYTC 

Kimberly Campbell, Coldwater 

Shannon Campbell, Sardis 

Sharon Campbell, Holly Springs, LYTC 

Shatamara Campbell, Oxford 

Teresa Campbell, Cleveland 

Crystal Card, Batesville 

Shane Carlson, Horn Lake, DC 

Christopher Carpenter, Tunica 

Kimberly Carpenter, Byhalia 

Cherica Carr, Memphis, DC 

Anna Carrasco, Horn Lake 

James Carroll, Olive Branch, DC 

Daniel Carson, Horn Lake 

Cedric Carter, Horn Lake 

Kirby Carter, Walls, DC 

Terrence Carter, Oxford 

Meredith Carver, Holcomb 

Cassandra Case, Hernando, DC 

Briana Castleberry, Byhalia 

Myron Cathey, Senatobia 

Kellie Caughran, Horn Lake 

Sarritta Cauthen, Batesville 

Matthew Chambers, Batesville 

Gary Champion, Olive Branch, DC 

Corey Chandler, Olive Branch 

Patty Chandler, Water Valley, LYTC 

Cordero Cheairs, Byhalia, DC 

170 • PEOPLE 


Patrici Lewis, a sophomore from Jon- 
estown, spent a month of her summer va- 
i cation in Vietnam providing aid, teaching 
people how to speak the English language 
|and learning more about the culture of the 
country as part of a program called English 

The trip was sponsored and fully funded by 
Sisters of the Holy Name, an organization of 
nuns based out of Spokane, Wash. 

She learned about the opportunity from 
her mentor, Sister Kay Burton. "Sister Kay is 

trip in the city of Hue and the 
other half in Ho Chi Minh 
City. Her weekdays were 
spent in classrooms teach- 
ing adults. 

"I was teaching people from ages 18 to 66," 
recalled Lewis. "Along with teaching, I read 
books and got the students to repeat all the 
words back. In the classrooms, students are 
very focused and dedicated to learning how 
to speak English." 

The trip also gave Lewis a glimpse at some 

m Spokane, Washington, but has lived in 
- it lestown for about 30 years," said Lewis. 
She does after-school tutoring for students 
from sixth grade to college levels. 
"Sister Kay works in association with an- 
other nun that lives in Spokane, Sister Ag- 
nes Ly. Ly was born in Vietnam and came 
to America during the Vietnam War," Lewis 

"As part of giving back to her native coun- 
try, she sends volunteers to teach the Viet- 
namese how to improve on what they've 
learned about the English language and 
help them use it in conversation. 

Lewis was one of three sent by Ly to the 
I country and provide assistance to the resi- 
dents of the country. Lewis spent half of her 

of the daily routines of nuns in Vietnam. 
While in Vietnam, Lewis observed a few of 

the many cultural differences between 
there and America. 

"When you go to someone's house, they al- 
ways give you fruit," Lewis said. "The people 
there were very friendly and they tried to 
teach me how to swim when we were on the 
beach. I got gifts from people every day." 

Upon arrival in the country, the nuns gave 
her the Vietnamese name, "Duyen," mean- 
ing "charming." 

Vietnam's transportation system is also 
quite different from America's, according 
to Lewis. "The main transportation there is 
motorbikes," said Lewis. "It was very rare to 
see a car unless you were in the main part 

of the city. For the most part, the only cars 
were commercial, and people also rode 

While Lewis thoroughly enjoyed her ex- 
cursion to Vietnam, she also experienced 
homesickness on occasion. "I had to go to 
a post office just to make calls to my fam- 
ily, and I could only do that once or twice a 
week," said Lewis. "I missed having a good 
bed to sleep in. The mattresses I slept on 
were thin and uncomfortable." 

One thing Lewis loved about Vietnam was 
the food. "Most people would think I missed 
the food. I actually liked the food there. 
There weren't a lot of fast food restaurants 
there," Lewis explained. 

"The most powerful thing I saw when I was 
there was at a handicap center for children 
in Son Bien, which is about an hour from 
Ho Chi Minh City. There was this little boy 
who looked like he was four or five. He got 
a chair and made me sit down and when I 
stood back up he got my hand and tried to 
make me sit back down again. Before we 
left, he ran up to me and I picked him up 
and hugged him. He didn't want to let go," 
Lewis recalled. 

Lewis also visited Seoul, South Korea. "It 
is a little more like America than Vietnam. 
There are more cars," Lewis said. 

Overall, Lewis' month-long trip was well 
worth the time away from home and a life- 
altering experience. 

"It still feels like a dream. Words can't de- 
scribe what I experienced there. It would 
have to be dug out of me to capture what my 
eyes, mind, and soul beheld," Lewis said. 

Lewis recommends considering mis- 
sion trips to far away countries, but warns 
that they are not for the faint of heart or 
for those who easily get homesick. "Only 
strong-willed people, adventurous people 
who are eager to explore should consider 
taking trips such as these, but the whole 
trip was a powerful experience for me." 

-Nathan Gregory 

Freshmen • lyi 

Brandon Childers, Southaven, DC 

Allison Childs, Water Valley 

Megan Chinault, Water Valley, LYTC 

Jared Chiumento, Olive Branch 

Timothy Christ, Batesville 

Chris Christion, Potts Camp 

Alexander Christopoulos, Southaven, DC 

Robin Cissom, Oxford 

Adam Clark, Olive Branch, DC 

Robin Clark, Holly Springs 

Takesha Clark, Byhalia 

Montae Clayton, Abbeville 

Shay Cliatt, Arley 

Katherine Clinkenbeard, Walls, DC 

Kevin Cobb, Horn Lake, DC 

Whitney Cobb Batesville 

Boyd Coker, Charleston 

Gernarro Cole, Calhoun City 

Seth Cole, Southaven, DC 

Wendy Cole, Red Banks 

Ahmad Coleman, Shannon 

Deborah Coleman, Oakland 

Eboni Coleman, Holly Springs 

Joshua Coleman, Olive Branch, DC 

Lasonja Coleman, Clinton 

Sheenah Coleman, Crenshaw 

Steven Coleman, Byhalia, DC 

Zachary Coleman, Southaven, DC 

Jennifer Collard, Olive Branch, DC 

Constance Collins, Pope 

Elizabeth Collins, Olive Branch 

Jeremy Collins, Clarksdale 

Jolan Collins, Senatobia, DC 

Terrance Collins, Holly Springs 

Chaundra Colston, Olive Branch 

172 • PEOPLE 

Danielle Condy, Grenada 
Daniel Conn, Senatobia 
Delphine Connard, Sledge 
Amanda Connell, Tunica 
Edward Conner, Oxford 

Heather Conner, Oxford, LYTC 
Clinton Conrad, Henning 
Lashunda Conrod, Memphis 
Brandy Cook, Coldwafer 
Jennifer Cook, Soufhaven 

Peter Cooke, Holly Springs 
Daryl Cooper, Olive Branch 
Jason Cooper, Lake Comorant, DC 
Jeremy Corbett, Senafobia 
Jeremy Cosby, Bafesville 

Patricia Cowsert, Randolph, LYTC 
Brittany Cox, Senafobia 
Cory Cox, Olive Branch, DC 
Michael Cox, Horn Lake 
Sherry Cox, Olive Branch, DC 

Hunter Coy, Bafesville 
Terri Crabb, Soufhaven 
Todd Crago, Senafobia 
Kimberly Crawford, Ecru, LYTC 
Phillip Crawford, Winona 

Tiffany Crawford, Olive Branch, DC 
Eric Crisp, Memphis, DC 
Jesica Crutcher, Wafer Valley 
Bryan Cubbins, Coldwafer 
Nicholas Cudmore, Nesbif, DC 

Marilyn Culver, Poffs Camp, LYTC 
Thomas Cummings, Greenville 
Michael Curry, Ff. Walfon Beach, FL 
Tracy Curtis, Lamar, DC 
Nikki Dalton, Hernando, DC 

Freshmen • 173 

Gary Dancer. Horn Lake 

Amber Daniel. Holly Springs 

Jerri Daniel, Hernando 

Tyler Daniel, Southaven, DC 

Jessica Daniels. Bruce, LYTC 

Ken Daniels, Potts Camp 

Brandon Davis, Oxford 

Brian Davis, Oxford, LYTC 

Calvin Davis, Red Banks 

Christina Davis, Olive Branch, DC 

Jennifer Davis, Olive Branch 

Jessica Davis, Olive Branch 

Joneshia Davis, Pace 

Katherine Davis, Holly Springs 

Kevin Davis, Nesbit 

Kordaryl Davis, Coldwater 

Krystal Davis, Horn Lake 

Kuturah Davis, Batesville 

Misty Davis, Coldwater 

Sammie Davis, Lambert 

Towanda Davis, Sardis, DC 

Travis Davis, Como 

William Davis, Okolona 

Cathrine Dearing, Hernando 

Stephanie Deaton, Bruce, LYTC 

Melissa Decurtins, Olive Branch 
Sandra Degraftenreed, Olive Branch, DC 

DeSoto Center students in the Intro to Computers closs 
get help from their teacher Dr. James Overton. 

174 • PEOPLE 

Harold Delashmit, Southaven 
Courtney Dennis, Olive Branch, DC 
Kristi Derrick, Southaven, DC 
Jennifer Deyoung, Olive Branch 
Richard Dickard, Greenwood 

Bob Dickerson, Holly Springs 
Jeremy Dickerson, Coldwater 
Chunsey Diggs, Batesville 
Sarah Dill, Olive Branch 
Bobby Dillard, Olive Branch 

Susanna Ding, Hernando 
Jonathan Dishmon, Como 
April Dixon, Hernando 
Byron Dodson, Hernando 
Precious Dogan, Charleston 

Billy Donahoe, Batesville 
Denise Dorris, Southaven, DC 
Valerie Dorris, Crowder, LYTC 
Krista Drevnak, Hernando 
Heather Driffil, Horn Lake, DC 

Yasheka Drummer, Rosedale 
David Duke, Pearl 

Kathy Duke, Olive Branch, DC 
Jessica Dukes, Oxford, LYTC 

Raven Dye, Sardis 
Amy Dyer, Olive Branch 

Lester Haynie of Batesville smiles for the camera as he en- 
voys playing his tuPa for the Rangers. Haynie is well known 
for keeping his fellow Pand mates entertained. 

Freshmen • 175 

Christina Easley, Hernando, DC 

Farrah Easter, Olive Branch 

Lakisha Eaton, Southaven, DC 

Lajaysha Echoles, Bruce 

Linda Echols, Holly Springs, LYTC 

Shymia Eckford, Lambert 

Lacey Edlin, Sardis 

Clarence Edwards, Como 

Jandon Edwards, Batesville 

Maurice Edwards, Olive Branch 

Clint Egbert, Batesville 

Michael Elam, Southaven 

Jasmine Elion, Coldwater 

Heather Ellenburg, Southaven, DC 

Destin Ellis, Terry, LYTC 

Gavin Ellis, Southaven, DC 

Melanie Ellis, Pope 

Markevis Elmore, Friars Point, DC 

Ana Embrey Hernando 

Blake Embrey, Coldwater 

London Embrey, Southaven, DC 

Kimberly Ester, Tunica 

Dustin Evans, Horn Lake 

Ryan Evans, Grenada 

Taquita Evans, Potts Camp 




176 • PEOPLE 

The Ranger cheerleaders pump up the players as they run out onto the Held prior to the las) 
game of the season. The team played hard and gave Mississippi Delta quite a game, but came 
up a little short in the end with a score of 14-11 MS Delta. 


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Sherry Farrow, Oxford, LYTC 
Joshua Fears, Amory 
Sherill Feathers, Hickory Flat 
Jacques Felder, Hernando 
Christine Ferguson, Senatobia 

Rhonda Ferguson, Oxford, DC 
Perry Fesmire, Waterford 
David Fillhart, Hernando 
Ashley Finley Como 
Bryan Fitzgerald, Southaven 

Christopher Fitzgerald, Walls 
Alan Flake, Philadelphia 
Brenda Flake, Horn Lake, DC 
Matthew Fletcher, Senatobia 
Alex Flewellen, Coffeeville 

Brian Flint, Batesville 
April Flowers, Pope 
Felecia Flowers, Sardis 
Jamie Floyd, Mc Carley 
Lindsay Floyd, Byhalia 

Dianna Forbes, Hernando, DC 
Bobbie Ford, Oxford, LYTC 
Kordaryl Ford, Courtland 
Kimberly Forrester, Nesbit 
Lauren Foshee, Nesbit, DC 

Whitney Fowler, Hernando 
Brandi Fox, Horn Lake, DC 

hjoying the favorable weather conditions while tapping 
nto her artistic side is Candace Hitt, a sophomore from 
ternando. She sits outside the Art Building in Lane Tutor's 
ceramics class. 

Freshmen • 177 

Tameka Foxx, Sarah 

Yolanda Foxx, Coldwater 

Elizabeth Fraccastoro, Southaven, DC 

Daniel Franco, Potts Camp 

Erica Franklin, Horn Lake, DC 

Chadrick Franks, Oxford, LYTC 

Cathy Frederick, Hernando 

Ullanda Freelon, Bruce, LYTC 

Arthur Freeman, Batesville 

Dennis Freeman, Oxford, LYTC 

Anthony French, Olive Branch, DC 

Jacob Fuller, Vicksburg 

Shakelia Funches, Sarah 

Traci Funderburk, Horn Lake, DC 

Nekia Gainer, Byhalia 

Shawn Galbreath, Como 

Lauren Galloway, Nesbit 

Marquita Galmore, Lamar 

Brooke Gardner, Hernando 

Sharon Garrett, Olive Branch, DC 

Brent Garriga, Pearl 

Jency Gatewood, Memphis, DC 

Justin Gatewood, Hernando 

Hillary Geeslin, Senatobia 

Jeremy George, Horn Lake, DC 

Dilister Gibbs, Dundee 
Amy Gibson, Senatobia 

Brian Gibson, Michigan City 
Leilani Gilcrease, Byhalia 

Anna Gill, Olive Branch, DC 

Jeremy Gilliam, Potts Camp 

Marianna Ginn, Raymond, LYTC 

Christina Gipson, Horn Lake, DC 

Ramon Gladney, Pittsboro 

Nerissa Gleaton, Pope, LYTC 

178 • PEOPLE 


Hurricane Katrina leftlin its wake 
a mass of devastation and 'destruction. 
From torn-down homes to tattered lives, 
Katrina had mercy on no one. The cate- 
gory five storm passed over the Gulf Coast 
on the morning of Aug. 30. Many awoke to 
realize they had nothing left, that nothing 
could be salvaged. Others awoke to realize 
they could help the victims of this storm in 
a way that maybe they never could again 
in their lifetimes. Faculty, staff and stu- 
dents of Northwest were among the many 
Americans who wanted to help the resi- 
dents of the coast and New Orleans over- 
come this terrible disaster. Relief efforts 
began before the storm hit. 

With evacuation efforts in place, many 

families sought shelter at the First Baptist 
Church of Senatobia. Several members of 
the Ranger cheerleading squad bought 
games to take and play with the children 
housed in the facility. "The kids were bored 
^nd reared," said Jessica Cain, cheerlead- 
ing captain from Batesville. "Many had no 
clue why they were forced to leave their 
homes and most had no idea when they 
would return." 

The college received an urgent notice 
from the Mississippi Department of Hu- 
man Services on the morning of Aug. 31 
requesting that Howard Coliseum be 
opened as an emergency shelter. "Through 
a magnificent effort by our Physical Plant 
and Housekeeping staffs, and a dedicated 
group of student, faculty and staff volun- 
teers, we were ready to receive more than 
100 evacuees in about two hours," said 
Dan Smith, vice president for Student Af- 
fairs. More than 130 beds, a clothing ex- 
change, a medical needs station and even 

a children's play area were set up by vol- 
unteers on the coliseum floor. According 
to Smith, although the college was more 
than prepared, the shelter had a low turn- 
out due 
to the 
of much 
shelters in 
Texas and 
sas. The 
closed as 
a shelter 
on Sept. 9. 
The vol- 
didn't stop 

at just housing human victims, the school 
opened the Northwest Multipurpose Live- 
stock Arena as an animal shelter capable 
of housing up to 20 horses. According to 
Don Clanton, the shelter was also used as 
a water and ice station for locals left with- 
out electricity. 

"We are so proud and pleased that our 
students, faculty and staff members vol- 
unteered to assist the evacuees as well as 
other victims of this terrible tragedy," said 
Dr. Gary Lee Spears, Northwest president. 
"Two of our Northwest Physical Plant em- 
ployees, Jamie Kennedy and David Lam- 
bert, recently returned from Pearl River 
Community College where they spent a 
week assisting with the effort to reopen 
that college." 

The low turnout for the coliseum shel- 

ter did not hinder the Baptist Student 
Union from volunteering its time and 
efforts toward helping the evacuees in 
need. "We have been hosting several indi- 
viduals with medical or other needs that 
require special accommodation," said 
Smith. "These folks will be guests on our 
campus for an unspecified period of time 
and will be taking their meals through the 
Haraway Center." The last evacuee left 
the facility on Sept. 21. 

Students spent time collecting goods 
for the ones who felt the devastation of 
Katrina. DeSoto Center students raised 
$1311.08 which was given to the City of 
Southaven to be distributed to the Katrina 
victims. They also collected food items for 
the Southaven shelter. 

At the Tunica building on the Senato 
b i a campus, nurses put their 
people skills to work ask- 
ing others to volunteer 
their time to bring 
able foods, 
clothing, diapers, sheets, pillow cases and 
toiletry items to the event they were host- 
ing. "The Northwest Student Nurses' Asso- 
ciation is sponsoring 'Operation Hurricane 

Relief for 
these peo- 
ple," said 
The mem- 
bers of 
that orga- 
the Tu- 
nica and 

Buildings to use to purchase items for the 
evacuees in shelters in surrounding com- 

Another student group volunteered a 
different kind of help. The Cosmetology 
students at Northwest offered their ser- 
vices free of charge to people who had 
been displaced. "We think that when you 
look good it makes you feel better," said 
Vicki O'Dell, cosmetology instructor. 
-Billie Claire Darby 

Above are a few evacuees visiting the How- 
ard Coliseum. 

Northwest students help to set up Howard 
Coliseum in preparation for the evacuees, 

Freshmen • 179 

Shakendra Gleeton, Coldwater 

Anterrio Glover. Como 

Jordan Goad, Charleston 

Toby Goff, Hernando 

Krystal Goforth, Batesville 

Guy Golden, Clarksdale 

Amanda Goodson, Calhoun City, LYTC 

Sheri Goodson, Olive Branch, DC 

Adam Goodwin, Batesville 

Kimberly Goodwin, Courtland 

Jonathon Goolsby, Oxford 

Robin Goolsby Water Valley, LYTC 

Gowan Gordon, Olive Branch 

Olivia Gordon, Batesville 

Robert Gordon, Coffeeville 

Priscilla Grace, Senatobia 

John Grant, Batesville 

Bradley Grantham, Waterford 

Brittany Graves, Hernando 

Chris Gray, Courtland 

Melissa Gray, Olive Branch, DC 

Tausha Gray Pope 

Christopher Green, Oxford 

Krishunna Green, Batesville, LYTC 

Raejhaena Green, Senatobia 

Ranger cheerleader Jessica Cain of Batesville plays Trouble" with children 
taking shelter from Hurricane Katrina at the First Baptist Church of Sena- 

180 • PEOPLE 

Northwest alumnus Micah Moody of Tupelo was the win-, 
ner of the 2005 Bull-A-Rama held at the Northwest Multl- in 
purpose Arena Sept. 17. Moody rode two bulls for a com-* 
bined score of 139 to claim the prize money. The champi- 
onship bull riding event is held yearly as a benefit for the 
college's collegiate rodeo team. 

Hillary Greene, Hernando, DC 
Angela Gregory, Southaven 
Joshua Gresham, Louisville 
Bret Griffin, Batesville 
Holly Griffin, Water Valley, LYTC 

Nichelle Griffin, Courtland 
Tracy Griffin, Coldwater 
Sonya Griggs, Thaxton 
Jessica Grissom, Senatobia 
Chester Gross, Southaven 

Andrew Guerieri, Hernando 

Danielle Gurley, Hernando 

Kellie Gurley, Marks 

Melissa Gurley, Marks 

Tiffany Gurley, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Amanda Guyse, Olive Branch, DC 
Tristan Hada way, Southaven, DC 
Candace Haile, Horn Lake, DC 
Charles Hairston, Olive Branch 
Latrevia Hairston, Horn Lake, DC 

Courtney Hale, Senatobia 
Kristen Hale, Olive Branch 
Roy Hales, Sledge 
Bradley Hall, Fayetteville 
Jane Hall, Senatobia 

Hillary Geeslin, a freshman from Senatobia, is congratulated by 
her first runner up, Lauri Williams after being crowned 2005 Most 
Beautiful on Nov. 15. 

Art instructors in the Division of Fine Arts show off works that were displayed 
in the Biennial Art Exhibition during the month of November. Participating 
artists are (I to r) Terry Pegram, Lane Tutor and Lawayne House. 

Freshmen • 181 

Kathryn Hall, Hernando 

Whitney Hall, Horn Lake, DC 

Roderick Halloman, Batesville 

Sidney Hamilton, Marks 

Quanjaniese Hamlet, Grenada 

David Hammond, Winona 

Latasha Hampton, Oxford, LYTC 

Ryan Hampton, Holly Springs 

Terry Hampton, Lamar 

Meghan Haney Olive Branch, DC 

Duranda Hardy, Water Valley 

Jessie Hardy, Tippo 

Ryan Hardy, Batesville 

Maresha Harmon, Water Valley, LYTC 

Diangela Harper, Lumberton 

Fitzgerald Harper, Calhoun City, LYTC 

Bianca Harris, Tupelo 

Brittaney Harris, Oxford 

Daniel Harris, Southaven 

Darrius Harris, Wilson 

Justin Harris, Senatobia 

Lashundra Harris, Lambert 

Lawanda Harris, Lambert 

Renee Harris, Southaven, DC 

Tavoris Harris, Michigan City 

Cedric Harvey Calhoun City 

Sara Harwood, Olive Branch, DC 

Savannah Haslip Olive Branch, DC 

Elaine Hatch, Oxford, LYTC 

Steve Hatmaker, Olive Branch 

Joshua Haughwout, Olive Branch 

Marquetta Hawk, Holly Springs 

Jesse Hawkins, Southaven, DC 

Keith Hawkins, Hernando 

Samuel Hawkins, Pearl 

182 • PEOPLE 

Erica Hayes, Coffeeville, LYTC 
Jason Hayes, Oakland 
Bernesha Haynes, Sardis, LYTC 
Lester Haynie, Batesville 
Charles Heard, Louisville 

Rachel Heaton, Lake Cormorant 
Matthew Hectorne, Hernando 
Brennan Hedge, Southaven, DC 
Kyle Heifner, Hernando 
Katania Henderson, Walnut 

Lakeisha Henderson, Horn Lake 
Susan Henderson, Jackson, DC 
Adrell Hendree, Batesville 
Robert Henry, Marion, DC 
Courtney Hensley, Southaven, DC 

Jerrick Hentz, Sardis 
Phillip Hentz, Lambert 
Lucia Hernandez, Bruce 
Cathy Herndon, Oxford, LYTC 
David Herring, Myrtle 

Rachael Herron, Batesville 
Amy Hesse, Olive Branch, DC 
Angela Hibbler, Tunica 
Jennifer Hibbler, Sarah 
Lashanta Hibbler, Coldwater 

Erin Hick, Southaven 

Latonya Hickinbottom, Water Valley, LYTC 

Peaches Hickinbottom, Oxford, LYTC 

Bonnie Hicks, Senatobia 

Jessica Hicks, Horn Lake, DC 

Quinton Hicks, Nesbit, DC 
April Higareda, Southaven, DC 
Ivy Higginbottom, Coldwater 
Marc Higgins, Summer 
Stephanie Higgins, Southaven, DC 

Freshmen • 183 

Adam Hill. Byhalia, DC 

Laura Hill, Horn Lake, DC 

Oriana Hill. Horn Lake, DC 

Wiley Hill, Water Valley 

Kara Hilliard, Oxford, LYTC 

Lamarcus Hilson, Lambert 

Justine Hinkle, Hernando 

Linda Hitchcock, Greenville 

Robert Hoff, Oakland 

Jessica Hoing, Southaven, DC 

Austin Holcomb, Olive Branch, DC 

Bejamin Holden, Senatobia, DC 

Candace Holden, Coldwater 

Jeramie Holifield, Hoover 

Marcus Holland, Potts Camp, DC 

Steven Holland, Horn Lake, DC 

Brandon Hollowell, Water Valley 

Ashley Holmes, Hernando 

Saundra Homan, Horn Lake, DC 

Scott Honnoll, Batesville 

Brandy Hood, Oxford, LYTC 

Mallory Hooten, Southaven, DC 

Jordan Hoover, Southaven, DC 

Justin Hopkins, Coldwater 

Martin Hopper, Tiplersville 

Darcus Horton, Taylor, LYTC 

Kathryn Hoseney, Como 

Jessica Houck, Coldwater 

Andrea House, Batesville 

Shannon House, Thaxton, LYTC 

Kaneisha Houston, Courtland 

Rachel Houston, Oxford, LYTC 

Kerby Howard, Senatobia 

Natasha Howard, Olive Branch 

Arnetta Howell, Potts Camp 

184 • PEOPLE 

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-Abby Red 

College has always been 
known as the best time of your 
life. It is all about what you 
make it. Students must learn 
to balance studying, hanging 
out with friends, possibly a re- 
lationship and work. Although 
most succeed at this task, it 
does take a great deal of work to pull it off. "Trying to 
handle soccer along with school is hard enough!" said Lind- 
sey Matthews, a sophomore from Coila and a member of the 
Lady Ranger soccer team. "Then you add friends, boys, and 
time with family, and your life is as busy as ever." 

"I always try to get my work done early in the day," said 

odgett, a 
from Grena- 
da who is in 
the Practi- 
cal Nursing 
program . 
"Then I have 
time for my 
friends, my 
and my hob- 


although Before going out, freshmen Britney Fair from Senatobia, Lauren Stevens from South- 
said to be the oven, Mi'chel Jarjoura from Senatobia, Amanda Piper from Senatobia, Kristen Hale shared by a majority of the girls. There is 
best time of from olive Branch, and Bonnie Hicks from Senatobia pose for a picture. nothing like spending time with friends, 

your life, is a stressful time also. Many need ways to relieve 
stress and anxiety from a long day. Some girls find it relax- 

mall, or walking down the river bluff. They 
can also be found in Oxford enjoying the 
nightlife at Billiards or hanging out with 
friends at Ole Miss. 

"Going out at night is a great way to 
calm down from the day," said Katie Ross, 
a freshman from Grenada. "I love to get 
all dressed up and spend the evening with 
my best friends." Candace Hitt, a sopho- 
more from Hernando agrees that going 
out can be fun but, "I also find that staying 
in watching a good movie, being creative 
with crafts, or enjoying a Bible study with 
friends soothes my pains from the day." 

There are many ways to relax and many 
different opinions, but one seems to be 

ing to lie down with a good book, while others agree going 
out at night does the job. One can always find the girls of 
Northwest in Memphis either at the nightclub Plush, at the 

Girls at Northwest are making 'times like these' memorable. 

-Billie Claire Darby 

Freshmen • 185 

Brittany Howell, Pope 

Hillory Howell. Clarksdole, LYTC 

Justin Howell, Batesville 

Laurie Howell, Olive Branch, DC 

Stacey Howell, Scobey 

Zakiya Hoyle, Holly Springs 

Wesley Hubbard, Courtland 

Jewel Hudson, Coldwater 

Michael Hudspeth, Hernando 

Patrick Hughes, Hernando 

Vanessa Hullette, Senatobia 

Wakina Humphrey Byhalia 

James Hunt, Charleston 

Kimmalia Hunt, Sardis 

Adrieanne Hunter, Southaven 

Megan Hunter, Sarah 

Vidalia Hunter, Coldwater 

Walker Hurdle, Oxford, LYTC 

Robert Hurley, Coldwater 

Tanisha Hurt, Sardis 

William Hylander, Eads 

Christy Ingle, Calhoun City, LYTC 

Tyresa Irby Walls. DC 

Chad Ireland, Southaven, DC 

Olivia Irions, Columbus 

Karmesha Irons, Marks 

Koete Irvin, Walls 

Megan Ivy, Mathiston 

Amanda Jackson, Coldwater 

Darryl Jackson, Southaven 

Emily Jackson, Water Valley, LYTC 

George Jackson, Senatobia 

Holli Jackson, Holly Springs 

Renecia Jackson, Horn Lake 

Joshua James, Coldwater 

186 -PEOPLE 

Kameron James, Tunica 
Krista James, Hernando 
Terrence James, Tunica 
Jessica Jankowski, Batesville, LYTC 
Michel Jarjoura, Senatobia 

Sheena Jefferies, Ripley 
Tamika Jefferson, Sardis 
Damien Jeffries, Holly Springs 
Laquita Jeffries, Holly Springs 
Senethra Jeffries, Nesbit, DC 

Anthony Jenkins, Bruce 
Daryl Jensen, Hernando 
Albert Johnson, Sardis 
Angela Johnson, Tunica 
Britney Johnson, Byhalia, DC 

Cassandra Johnson, Lake Cormorant, DC 
Chrystal Johnson, Courtland, LYTC 
Craig Johnson, Southaven 
Ederick Johnson, Aberdeen 
Eric Johnson, West Memphis, DC 

Franeisha Johnson, Coldwater 
Gina Johnson, Walls 
Joey Johnson, Horn Lake 
Kelton Johnson, Clarksdale 
Kristy Johnson, Cleveland 


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Marcus Johnson, Courtland 
Mary Beth-Johnson, Olive Branch 
Mia Johnson, Tupelo 
Michael Johnson, Hernando 
Natalie Johnson, Hernando, DC 

Sean Johnson, Senatobia 
Allasandria Johnson-Adams, Southaven 
Cherylin Johnston, Batesville, LYTC 
Kip Johnston, Hernando 

Freshmen • 187 

Shalonda Joiner, Oxford, LYTC 

Andrea Jones, Senatobia 

Bradley Jones, New Albany 

Brandy Jones, Oxford, LYTC 

Camellia Jones, Soufhaven, DC 

Chris Jones, Sledge 

Crystal Jones, Wafer Valley, LYTC 

Dandre Jones, Holly Springs 

Douglas Jones, Hernando, DC 

Earnest Jones, Greenville 

Erica Jones, Hernando, DC 

Jeremy Jones, Falcon 

Joshua Jones, Cleveland 

Justin Jones, Falcon 

Kevin Jones, Hernando 

Lashunda Jones, Holly Springs 

Lesley Jones, Holly Springs 

Levarne Jones, Oxford, LYTC 

Marieo Jones, Coldwafer 

Montia Jones, Holly Springs, DC 

Myesha Jones, Robinsonville, DC 

Porshay Jones, Arkadelphia 

Roberta Jones, Tunica 

Ytina Jones, Senafobia 

Kandice Jordan, Rosedale 

188 • PEOPLE 

When comedian Rodney Johnson refurned fo Norfhwesf 
during Homecoming acfivifies, sfudenfs flocked fo fhe BET 
sfar and gof picfures and aufographs. 


Sam Jurden, Clorksdale 
Vanessa Justice, Bruce 
Sarah Kalkstein, Horn Lake, DC 
Andrew Kappenman, Charleston 
Bradley Keel, Southaven 

Christina Keel, Courtland 
Anita Kelley, Memphis 
Catlin Kelly, Bruce 
Shanith Kelly, Bruce, LYTC 
Tony Kelsey, Southaven 

Milton Kelson, Como 
Katie Kelver, Southaven, DC 
Colin Kemp, Sardis 
Jennifer Kemp, Sardis 
Hannah Kennedy, Enid 

William Kennedy, Tupelo 
Jasmine Kerr, Sledge, DC 
William Key, Southaven, DC 
Christopher Keywood, Oxford, LYTC 
Kevin Kilcrease, Olive Branch, DC 

Kayla Kimble, Oakland 
Lionel Kimble, Oakland 
Robert Kimble, Tillatoba 
Annie King, Coldwater, DC 
Genoe King, Sledge 

Reba Kisner, Olive Branch, DC 
Casey Knowles, Tupelo 

Students sit and await their next class in the DeSoto Cen- 
ter atrium. Some study while others take cat naps. 

Freshmen • 189 

Karina Koniz. Oxford, LYTC 

Daniel Kruse, Hernando 

Quianna Kuykendall, Horn Lake 

Clint Ladner, Holly Springs 

Brandon Lamar, Batesville 

Cynthia Lance, Nesbit, DC 

Daniel Lane, Coldwater 

Hannah Langston, Hernando 

Ashley Lantrip, Southaven, DC 

Sylvia Lark, Cleveland 

Kimberly Laughter, Horn Lake, DC 

Robert Laughter, Hernando 

Jessica Ledbetter, Ripley 

Javaris Lee, Courtland 

Kimberly Lee, Clarksdale 

Lance Lee, Oxford 

William Lee, Nesbit. DC 

Joseph Leister, Olive Branch 

John Lemay Potts Camp 

Amy Lemons, Potts Camp 

Elizabeth Lemons, Potts Camp, DC 

Evan Lemons, Holly Springs 

Monica Lenard, Pope, LYTC 

Richard Lentz, Coldwater 

Shauna Lentz, Hernando 

Darnecia Lester, Batesville 

Crystal Lesure, Holly Springs 

Alison Lewis, Southaven, DC 

Amanda Lewis, Walls, DC 

Chantana Lewis, Tutwiler 

Charlesetta Lewis, Oxford, LYTC 

David Lewis, Southaven, DC 

Dedrick Lewis, University 

Eirca Lewis, Southaven 

Jheramee Lewis, Jackson 

190. PEOPLE 

Justin Davis, a freshman from Batesville, Averis Howard and Bran- 
don Walls, both sophomores from Olive Branch sit outside watching 
friends compete in the sidewalk chalk art contest during homecom- 
ing week, (left) 

Freshmen Jeremy Wheeler, of Tunica, and Kendrick Wright, of Senato- 
bia pose for a picture showing their "bad' side, (above) 

George Thorogood in his song "Bad to the Bone" said "I broke a thou- 
sand hearts, before I met you, I'll break a thousand more baby, before I am 
through," and it seems to describe the thoughts of most boys, but not all. 
While most attempt to be 'hard' and not care about girls' feelings, it is quite 
the opposite in many cases. According to a group of boys found leaving the 
cafeteria, (carrying girls' books I might add) the guy has to date many, many 
girls in order to find the right one, and sometimes carrying books is some- 
thing they just have to do. Many classify themselves as heartbreakers, and 
some just say they are playing the game. 

Holly Williams, a sophomore from Southaven, thinks differently of the 
matter of boys being bad. Her boyfriend, sophomore Brandon Rodgers of 
Hernando can also be found carrying her books."He is so good to me," stated 
Williams. "He treats me better than anyone and is truly a great friend." 

Tyrone Davis, a.k.a. Burt to the girls, a sophomore from Charleston, says he 
has to fight off the girls. "They all want my hot body," said Davis. "Girls aren't 
the only thing on my mind though. A guy has to hang with his boys, and we 
like to chill in the sweatbox." 

Many guys find a place to hang out in the sweatbox which is a nickname for 
the Union gym. Others enjoy playing tennis and volleyball on the courts set 
up for intramurals, and running for exercise. 

Some students rent apartments and choose to commute to school. Fresh- 
man Scott Ross of Batesville has an apartment with three friends. "We have 
people over all the time," says Ross. "We like to hang out and watch TV." 

Studying is also on the minds of boys at Northwest. It is just the subject the 
majority spends the least time thinking about. "We have to study to make it 
through," says Coy Bland, a freshman from Batesville. "We just spend as little 
time possible on it!" 

Mud riding is a favorite of the Southern boys here at Northwest. Many like 
to take their trucks and "play" in Arkabutla Lake. Others build campfires on 
the beaches of the lake waiting for the boys to return. Some cook over the 
fire and some just use it for warmth on cold winter nights. The water seems 
to draw boys to it. Hickahala Creek is another favorite hangout on the warm 
spring days. Boys can be found fishing, swimming, and floating on rafts down 
the creek. "I love to spend my afternoons in the sun," says sophomore Dan 
Hodges of Grenada. "With my friends.. .and girls." 

Boys are bad and do get into lots of things, but we have to love them. Our 
time at college would not be complete without the crazy antics of the opposite 
sex. 'Time is a flyin' but the boys are making the most of it. 

-Billie Claire Darby 

Freshmen • lgi 

Karen Lewis, Hickory Flat 

Latasha Lewis, Courtland, LYTC 

Sharnenskia Lewis, Senatobia 

Stephanie Lewis, Southaven, DC 

Joshua Lillard, Walls 

Jessica Lincoln, Hernando, DC 

Britney Lindsey, Cleveland 

Erika Lipe, Batesville 

Jesse Lipe, Batesville 

Leticia Lipsey, Southaven, DC 

Kayla Listenbee, Bruce, LYTC 

Tanya Liston, Hernando 

Justin Little, Charleston 

Matthew Littlejohn, Olive Branch, DC 

Jennifer Locke, Marks 

Joshua Locke, Oxford, LYTC 

Megan Loftiss, Coldwater 

Guy Logan, Lambert 

Jana Logan, Bruce, LYTC 

Mark Logan, Hernando 

Audra Long, Gore Springs 

Rex Lopez-Henthorn, Olive Branch, DC 

Andrew Lott, Batesville 

Marlon Love, Hernando 

Takeeler Loveberry, Como 

Tripp Lowder, Senatobia 

David Loyd, Nesbit, DC 

Caleb Lugar, Southaven 

Helen Lumas, Oxford, LYTC 

Betty Lutrick, Hernando, DC 

Steven Luttrell, Waterford 

Danthuy Ly Southaven, DC 

Madeline Lyles, Memphis, DC 

Bobbie Lyons, Water Valley 

Chelsea Mabry, Senatobia 

192 • PEOPLE 

Hayley Mabry, Senatobia 
Atley Mabus, Charleston 
Susan Macknally, Hernando 
Kayla Maddox, Hernando 
Jasmond Madison, Batesville 

Zachary Magee, Brandon 
Melissa Maggio, Walls 
Brittany Main, Tupelo 
Correon Malone, Cleveland 
Jessica Malone, Walls, DC 

Kristan Malone, Bruce, LYTC 
Linda Malone, Abbeville, LYTC 
Michael Malone, Southaven, DC 
Talish Malone, Holly Springs 
Tyronnda Malone, Coldwater 

Clayton Mangrum, Sarah 
Ladell Manning, Rosedale 
Savian Marion, Potts Camp 
Felisha Market, Courtland 
Eric Marr, Hernando 

Frances Marshall, Nesbit, DC 
Jessica Marshall, Coldwater 
Lucretia Marshall, Horn Lake, DC 
Martin Marshall, Oxford 
Patricia Marshall, Coldwater 

Amanda Martin, Batesville 
Arrison Martin, Greenwood 
Brett Martin, Olive Branch, DC 
Chasity Martin, Natchez 
Chequita Martin, Tunica, DC 

James Martin, Clarksdale 
Mauric Martin, Taylor, LYTC 
Terrance Martin, Sardis 
Jessica Martindale, Byhalia, DC 

Freshmen • 193 

Cynthia Mason, Olive Branch, DC 

Elandis Mason, Aberdeen 

James Mason, Webb 

Karen Mason, Oxford, LYTC 

Blake Massey, Southoven, DC 

Donald Mathews, Botesville 

Brittany Mathis, Potts Comp, DC 

Latasha Matthews, Rosedale 

Warren Matthews, Clarksdale, DC 

Desmond Mayes, Oxford 

Trevor Mayes, Olive Branch 

Victorian Mayo, Senatobia 

Candace Mays, Byhalia 

Kimberly Mays, Coldwater 

Larry Mays, Lambert 

Marica Mays, Byhalia 

Heather McAlister, Walls 

Taneka McCain, Ruleville, DC 

Alexander McCammon, Horn Lake, DC 

Brandon McCary Hernando 

Justin McClinton, Holly Springs 
Amanda McClure, Greenville 

Derrick McColm, Horn Lake, DC 
Santita McCorkle, Greenwood 

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Caleb McCormick, Etta, LYTC 
Danny McCoy, Tupelo, LYTC 

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194 • PEOPLE 

Northwest students Jeremy, Jordan and Johanna Beckl 
er of Arkabutla provide entertainment for the co//ege| 
Homecoming Celebration Saturday, Oct. 29. 

Cameron McCracken, Horn Lake, DC 
Collin McCrary, Senatobia 
Daniel McCullough, Olive Branch, DC 
Aaron McCutchen, Olive Branch 
Orry McDonald, Senatobia 

Jessica McElyea, Southaven 
Roy McFerren, Coldwater 
Boden McGee, Coldwater 
Julie McGee, Walls, DC 
Michelle McGraw, Potts Camp 

Kimberly McGregor, Batesville, LYTC 
Carol McGuire, Oxford, LYTC 
Megan McGuire, Southaven, DC 
Mary Mclntyre, Sardis 
John McKinney, Horn Lake, DC 

Kimberly McKinney, Holly Springs 
Robert McKinney, Dundee 
Shanika McKinney, Southaven, DC 
Heather McKnight, Nesbit, DC 
Jamie McMullen, Hernando 

Justin McNair, Brandon 
Idella McNeal, Indianola 
Courtney McNeil, Hernando 
siah McNeil, Holly Springs 
Steven Means, Senatobia 

he Lady Rangers break their pre-game huddle around 
> e "oach Peter Jarjoura before taking the field against East 
Mississippi. The Lady Rangers crushed the Lions 12-0 on 
m. 4. 

Freshmen • 195 

Roslin Mhoon, Calhoun City 

Alicia Michael, Horn Lake 

Michael Miles, Tunica 

Brittney Miller, Senatobia 

Christopher Miller, Hernando 

Christopher Miller, Coldwater 

Davie Miller, Tunica 

Hannah Miller, Coldwater 

Holly Miller, Hernando 

Lauren Miller, Southaven, DC 

Orlando Miller, Batesville 

Salena Miller, Horn Lake, DC 

Shannon Miller, Abbeville 

Brittany Mills, Water Valley, LYTC 

Heather Mills, Batesville, LYTC 

Joy Mills, Abbeville 

Latricia Mills, Sardis, LYTC 

Michael Mills, Southaven, DC 

Megan Milton, Nesbit, DC 

Bradley Mims, Nesbit, DC 

Mindy Minor, Byhalia 

Krystal Mister, Water Valley, LYTC 

Michael Mitchell, Water Valley, LYTC 

Monica Mitchell, Walls, DC 

Nathaniel Mitchell, Southaven 

Sarah Mitchell, Olive Branch 

Stephanie Mize, Senatobia 

Tabatha Moffatt, Coldwater 

Christina Monsue, Olive Branch, DC 

Daniel Montgomery, Olive Branch, DC 

Elizabeth Moonen, Tutwiler 

Bridget Moore, Vardaman, LYTC 

Caroline Moore, Sardis 

Felicia Moore, Red Banks 

Julia Moore, Batesville 

196 • PEOPLE 

Kj*t T^r Aoa* 

The Division Director for Science, Bobby King took the oppor- 
tunity to share his Northwest story at a Lunch and Learn pro- 
gram Nov. 16 on the Senatobia campus. The overflow crowd 
included King's former teachers at Northwest, colleagues, for- 
mer students and his family. 

"These people, who taught everything from English to Anato- 
my and Physiology, were a source of inspiration for my decision 
to become a teacher and one of the reasons I wanted to return to 
Northwest in particular," said King. "The people at Northwest 
are dedicated and competent and they helped nurture me— they 
were concerned about my education." 

Included in 
King's "fan club" 
were former in- 
structors Emmy 
Ellen Wade of Ox- 
ford, Mary Cone of 
Jackson, Anita 
Wilborn Graham of 
Senatobia, and Dr. 
Bill Longest of 
Oxford. Also includ- 
ed with the group 
was Dr. Dorcas 
Ferguson of Senato- 

Dr. James Smith 
of Webb, who has 
established an en- 
dowed scholarship 
in King's honor, told his inspirational success story of his years 
at Northwest under King's guidance. Dr. Smith, once a self- 
proclaimed "mediocre student," now owns Delta Rice Services 
Inc., a facility that stores rice for nationally-known companies. 
Math instructor Charlotte Alexander was one of King's fc 

mer students and was one of the current faculty members who 
had words of praise for him. "During his years at Northwest, Bob 
has been an inspiration and mentor to more students than can 
be counted," said Alexander. "I have seen many examples of the 
excellent nurses, doctors, dentists, and general scientists that he 
has influenced in a positive way. He has been a joy to work 

King was born in Weir, Mississippi in 1937. He attended 
Northwest from 1955 through 1957. He attended the University 
of Mississippi and graduated with a bachelor's degree in science. 
He went on to earn a master's degree in chemistry. 

His interest in Northwest was strong enough that he would 
not only return to the school once, but twice. After a separation 
from the school in 1973, he returned in 1984 to teach again. "I 
guess I must love it if I came back," he quips. " I love Northwest, 
and I love teaching." 

He loves teaching on the community college level in particu- 
lar. "One does not have to do research," he jokes. "It's wonder- 
ful." Still, his work is well-noted by others at the school includ- 
ing Academic Dean Marilyn Bateman. 

"He has a real thirst for learning. He is driven. He is driven to 
teach. Even in an informal setting, he is going to teach you 
something. He is a master teacher." 

After his long run with Northwest, King has plans to retire. 
"I'm slowly moving out," he said. He looks around in his office. 
Many of the objects on his shelves are being taken down. A 
plaque with words from The Wizard ofOz reads, "Noboby can 
see the Great Oz, not nobody, not no how." 

From a box of old fashioned candies pops a "mouse." "I 
thought several people were going to faint," King said when 
remembering the times he has played that joke on students. 

Behind him is his collection of Northwest yearbooks— ranging 
from 1955 on. 

— April' Wroblewski and Nancy Patterson 

Bobby King is intro- 
duced to the Lunch 
I and Learn audience 
by Academic Dean 
Marilyn Bateman. 

Special guests had 
"a front-row seat at 
the Lunch and Learn 
session, (left) 

Freshmen • 197 

Justin Moore, Clarksdale 

Laura Moore, Olive Branch, DC 

Robert Moore, Batesville 

Shannon Moore, Oxford, LYTC 

Syble Moore, Senotobia 

Taressa Moore, Abbeville, LYTC 

Emily Moreno, Southaven, DC 

Amanda Morgan, Water Valley, LYTC 

Asleigh Morgan, Olive Branch, DC 

Brent Morgan. Greenwood 

William Morris, Holcomb 

Melanie Morrow, Charleston, LYTC 

Nicholas Morrow, Courtland 

Joshua Moscato, Olive Branch, DC 

Deuntral Mosley, Holly Springs 

Monisha Mosley, Holly Springs 

Holly Mote, Senatobia 

Jessica Motes, Horn Lake, DC 

Elizabeth Motsinger, Houston, LYTC 

Anna Mouzourakis, Crenshaw 

Saul Murguia, Sarah 

Kenneth Murphy Ackerman 

Matthew Murphy, Holly Springs 

Meridith Murray, Senatobia 

Kenneth Muse, Horn Lake, DC 


Marcus Muse, Holly Springs 

Valerie Myers, Nesbit, DC 

Cody Myrick, Water Valley, DC 

Marlon Nash, Batesville 

Adam Naughton, Olive Branch 

Richard Neal, Walls 

Sandra Neal, Eupora, LYTC 

Erinn Neie, Olive Branch 

Jacqueline Nelson, Olive Branch, DC 

Kimberly Nelson, Hernando 

198 • PEOPLE 

Maemill Nelson, Senatobia 
Joseph Nesbitt, Senatobia 
Mallory Nester, Southaven, DC 
Eric Neth, Batesville 
Katherine Newsom, Rolling Fork 

Erica Newson, Coldwater 
Nicholas Newson, Coldwater 
Hillary Newton, Nesbit 
Nathan Newton, Sumner 
Chamiel Nichols, Tunica 

Christi Nichols, Senatobia 
Donald Nichols, Byhalia 
Justin Nichols, Plantersville 
Daniel Nicholson, Hernando, DC 
Sharon Nicholson, Abbeville, LYTC 

Eric Nicks, Abbeville 

Lilli Nix, Batesville 

Kurt Norman, Collierville, DC 

Torrey Norwood, Tunica 

Joe Obryant, Tutwiler 

Joseph Odell, Water Valley 
Andrew Odom, Greenwood 
Cierra Ojijo, Olive Branch, DC 
Matthew Olds, Horn Lake 
Jeremy Oliphant, Oxford, LYTC 

Lakevia Oliver, Sardis 
Carol Oneal, Como 
Robert Oneal, Hernando 
Edward Osborne, Hernando, DC 
Erica Otdoerfer, Olive Branch, DC 

Cassandra Overholt, Pope 
Lindsey Owens, Holly Springs 
Abigail Owings, Olive Branch, DC 
Rebecca Ozbirn, Senatobia 
Daphne Paden, Houlka, LYTC 

Freshmen • 199 

Alexander Pappas, Olive Branch 

Mario Parham, Memphis 

Candice Parker, Calhoun City 

Crystal Parker, Senatobia 

Crystall Parker, Coldwater 

Tiffany Parker, Indianola 

Kimberly Parrish, Senatobia 

Matthew Parrish, Olive Branch, DC 

Jennifer Parson, Batesville 

Jignesh Patel, Southaven, DC 

Karishma Patel, Corinth, DC 

Sierra Patterson, Memphis, DC 

Jacqueline Patton, Batesville 

Valerie Pawlowski, Southaven, DC 

Charlotte Payne, Tillatoba 

Debra Payne, Lambert 

Rachel Payne, Oxford, LYTC 

Megan Peacock, Hernando 

Andrae Pegues, Batesville 

Latonya Pegues, Oxford, LYTC 

Mitchell Pekas, Olive Branch, DC 
Robert Penn, Grenada 

200 • PEOPLE 

Defender Joseph Fears of Amory battles for possessior 
against Hinds. The Rangers' chances of postseason play 
were dashed early in the season. 

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Jacquelyn Perry, Horn /.a/ce, DC 
Erica Person, Water Valley, LYTC 
Britni Peters, Oakland 
Rashaad Pettis, Sardis 
Ashley Pettit, Bruce, LYTC 

Stephen Phillips, Greenwood 
Kimberly Pickard, Hernando, DC 
Amanda Pickens, Olive Branch 
Bennetta Pierce, Glendora 
Tiffany Pierce, Glendora 

Pierre Pige, Walls 
Antonio Pineda, Hernando 
Kasey Pinkelton, Hernando 
Angela Pittman, Calhoun City, LYTC 
Tyler Pittman, Batesville 

Christopher Pollard, Batesville 

Marcus Pollard, Tunica 

Tiketia Pope, Robinsonville 

Carri Poppenheimer, Southaven, DC 

Anna Porter, Senatobia 

Jonathan Porter, Nesbit 
Tiffany Porter, Coldwater 
Eric Poulos, Olive Branch, DC 
Perdita Powell, Bruce 
Nicholas Powers, Senatobia 

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Canetria Price, Clarksdale 
Jessica Price, Raymond 

m^rt instructor Terry Pegram (right) gets a congratulatory 
ihug from Les Fauves representative Jessica Scott at the 
lb/enn/a/ faculty exhibition Nov. 5. Les Fauves purchased 
hne of Peg rams works to be put on permanent display in 
hhe art gallery. 

Freshmen • 201 

Richard Price. Coldwater 

Sidney Pride, Crenshaw 

Vince Printup, Hernando, DC 

Barsharna Pritchard, Holly Springs, DC 

Katie Pullen, Lyon 

Timothy Pulley, Southaven 

Brittany Ragsdale, Senatobia 

Paul Raines, Horn Lake 

Sarah Ramage, Vardaman, LYTC 

Michael Ramer, Hernando 

Justin Ramsey Batesville 

Sharonda Rankin, Coldwater 

Samantha Rapp, Batesville 

Ashley Ratcliff, Batesville 

Carl Ray, Walls 

Gloria Ray Hernando, DC 

Jeanna Ray Senatobia 

Jessica Rayford, Batesville 

Kennedy Rayford, Byhalia 

Brittney Reak, Southaven, DC 

Rick Schneider speaks to his Desoto Cen- 
ter class about the YouthBuild project. His 
classes assisted the Buckeye Community 
Hope Foundation and the national Youth- 
Build programs by identifying communi- 
ties in need of rebuilding after Hurricane 

202 • PEOPLE 

Emily Reeves, Southaven 
Brian Reid, Lamar, DC 
Michael Reynolds, Avon Lake 
Brittanie Rhea, Ashland 
Angela Rhines, Oxford, LYTC 

Jack Rhines, Hernando 
April Rhoades, Horn Lake, DC 
Nicholas Rhodes, Hernando, DC 
Jonathan Rice, Batesville 
Melanie Rice, Olive Branch, DC 

Michael Rice, Hernando 
Justine Richins, Olive Branch 
Robert Richmond, Hernando, DC 
Justin Ricks, Senatobia 
Jacob Ridings, Southaven, DC 

David Riem, Hernando 
Regina Rigby, Vaiden, LYTC 
Anna Rigney, Byhalia 
Adrienne Riley Coldwater 
Latoria Riley Water Valley 

Richard Rippee, Carrollton 
Misty Roberts, Southaven, DC 
Brooke Robinson, Sardis 

Lauren Malone, Chase Hairston, and Heather Malone try 
on costumes backstage for their roles in the production 
of "Our Town" 

group of area students board a bus bound for the U.S. Space and Rocket 
\enter in Huntsville, Ala. The trip was part of Northwest's Kids Kollege summer 

Freshmen • 203 

Carlos Robinson, Batesville 

Carrie Robinson, Southaven 

Lakeita Robinson, Sarah 

Michael Robinson, Holly Springs 

Ian Robson, Senatobia 

Gari Rockette, Water Valley, LYTC 

John Roddy, Robinsonville 

Jay Rodgers, Coldwater 

Brittany Rogers, Southaven 

Jacklyn Rogers, Byhalia, DC 

Tabitha Rorie, Coldwater 

Telisha Rose, Bruce 

Jonathan Ross, Batesville 

Katherine Ross, Grenada 

Kellie Ross, Greenville 

Michael Ross, Southaven 

Shannon Rousseau, Olive Branch, DC 

Eleanor Rowland, Tillatoba 

Samantha Rowsey, Water Valley, LYTC 

Cedric Royston, Potts Camp, DC 

Brittiny Rudd, Batesville 

Amber Russell, Olive Branch, DC 

Charles Russell, Hernando 

Christopher Russell, Oxford, LYTC 

David Russell, Lyon 

Robert Rust, Nesbit, DC 

Kristina Rutledge, Grenada 

Mister Ryan, Lake Cormorant 

Joseph Ryan, Olive Branch 

Thomas Ryan, Olive Branch 

Jonathon Sachse, Olive Branch, DC 

Joaquinn Saiz, Southaven 

Brittney Samuell, Bruce 

Laura Sanchez, Horn Lake 

Charity Sanders, Sardis, LYTC 

204 • PEOPLE 

you go GIRLS! 

Nursing student, instructor receive national recognition 

Northwest's nursing program was in 
the national spotlight in November when 
faculty member 
Denise Bynum was 
named Outstanding 
Educator by the Na- 
tional Organization 
of Associate Degree 
Nursing (NOADN) 
and student Tracey 
Doss of Hernando 
received the Naomi 
Brack Scholarship 
at the convention in 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Being recognized 
held special meaning 
for Bynum. It was 
not only a national 
award, but also one for which she was 
nominated by her students and col- 
leagues. This award was also meaningful 
to Bynum because of the organization 
that awarded it. NOADN is the leading 
advocate for associate degree nursing 
education and practice, and promotes 
collaboration in charting the future of 
health care education and delivery. 

Bynum, herself, is an advocate of the 
community college system.'Tt is not 
uncommon for me to look up and see an 
associate degree nurse— many times one 
that I have taught— providing health care 
e of my own family members," said 

Bynum is in a position to see those 
urses in the workplace. Besides super- 
sing her Northwest students in clinicals 
t Baptist-DeSoto, she also works there 
part-time in the Critical Care Unit. 

"Our Northwest graduates are expert 
clinicians, nurse managers, directors and 
leaders in our health care community. 
They make me proud to be a Northwest 
graduate myself and work beside them in 
the hospital," she said. 

It's hard to imagine that she has time 
for a part-time job considering that she 
teaches 140 nursing majors and 50 in 
a pre-nursing seminar and is currently 
enrolled in the graduate program at The 
University of Mississippi where she is 
pursing her Ph.D. 

"I wanted to get back on the floor so 
that I could keep up with the changes in 
technology," she said. "A lot has changed 
in nursing in recent years. Patients who 

are hospitalized today are sicker. The 
average patient that is on the regular 

hospital floor today would 
have been in ICU 10 years 
ago. It helps me to be able 
to teach our nursing stu- 
dents the importance of 
nursing skills combined 
with critical thinking 

Bynum is a product 
of the program she now 
teaches. She graduated 
from Northwest in 1981 
and obtained a bachelor's 
degree from the Universi- 
ty of Memphis. She went 
on to earn a master's de- 
gree from the University 
of Tennessee. 

"She (Denise) is a dean's delight," 
said Northwest Academic Dean Marilyn 
Bateman in her nomination letter. "She 
is a master teacher in the truest sense of 
the term. She is competent in all that she 
does. She is blessed with a gift of compas- 
sion and understanding. I consider her to 
be one of the college's greatest assets." 

Students agree. "It is not so much that 
she makes us want to be better nurses, 
as it is that we are better nurses because 
of her," said Rachel George of Nesbit, a 
spring 2005 graduate. 

For Tracey Doss of Hernando, a mar- 
ried mother of two children, getting 
through Northwest's associate degree 
nursing program was the hard part. Find- 
ing a job was a breeze. 

Before finals were complete in Decem- 
ber she was already finalizing plans for a 

job with Baptist DeSoto in Southaven. 

She was the first student to be invited 
to attend the NOADN convention, and 
the first scholarship recipient. "She is a 
respected leader and serves as a men- 
tor to the students in the program," said 
Pam Cates, a faculty adviser who recom- 
mended Doss for the award. Besides 
keeping up with her family and her 
grades, Doss was the 2005 president of 
the Northwest Student Nurses Associa- 
tion and vice president of the nursing 
class. Last year she served as activities 
chairman. She has been actively involved 
in SNA all four semesters helping with 
Operation Soldier Appreciation, HOPE 
Ministries food 
drive, blood pres- 
sure screenings 
and Operation 
Hurricane Ka- 
trina Relief. She 
also attended the 
2004 and 2005 
MOSA conven- 

"I attended 
Northwest before 
and received an 
associate degree 
in pre-pharmacy, 
but I just wasn't 
happy with the 
direction my ca- 
reer was going. I 
guess what I had 
before was a career, and this (her new 
profession) is a dream," said Doss. "I feel 
fortunate to have been able to go through 
the Northwest nursing program." 

After working for about a year, Doss 
plans to use her scholarship to attend 
The University of Mississippi-DeSoto's 
RN to BSN program to get her bachelor's 

Northwest nursing instructor Denise Bynum 
(right) receives the Educator of the Year 
award from NOADN President Sharon 
Tanner at that organizations Awards Gala 
Nov. 7 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (above) 

Tracey Doss and Denise Bynum are recog- 
nized at a reception in their honor in the 
Northwest nursing department, (top) 

Freshmen • 205 

Jhirmack Sanders, Lamar 

Renita Sanders, Olive Branch, DC 

Reva Sanders, Potts Camp 

Vallon Sanders, Senatobia 

Raifeal Sandridge, Holly Springs 

Daniel Scates, Como 

Jenny Schultz, Nesbit 

Leigha Schwartz, Senatobia 

Amber Scoggins, Senatobia 

Ashley Scott, Coldwater 

Lesley Scott, Fulton. LYTC 

Rachael Scott, Como 

Brent Scruggs, Hernando 

Pamela Scruggs, Holly Springs 

Tiffany Scruggs, Holly Springs, DC 

Bridget Seals, Horn Lake 

Latoya Sellers, Merigold 

Sandra Serros, Byhalia, DC 

Brandon Sesay Atlanta 

Amberly Sessum, Olive Branch, DC 

Elliot Sewell, Memphis 

Rebekah Shackelford, Byhalia, DC 

Jonathan Sharpe, Tunica 

Chasity Shaw, Corinth 

Claudia Shaw, Oxford, LYTC 

Danyell Shaw Bruce 

Joseph Shaw, Horn Lake, DC 

Mary Shaw, Corinth 

Richaud Shaw, Abbeville 

Whitney Shaw, Senatobia 

Jonathan Shedd, Batesville 

Adrian Shelton, Holly Springs 

Michael Shelton, Southaven, DC 

Sheena Shelton, Holly Springs 

Brent Shields, Falkner, DC 

206 • PEOPLE 

Amber Shirley, Olive Branch, DC 
Temazodua Shorter, Pittsboro 
Katima Shorty, Senatobia 
Lacy Shows, Batesville 
Thomas Shroads, Batesville 

Kamelia Shumpert, Oxford 
Kyle Sibley, Batesville, LYTC 
Carl Simmons, Robinsonville 
Britany Simoneaux, Water Valley 
David Simpson, Senatobia 

Crystal Sims, Walls, DC 
Johnathan Sims, Holly Springs 
Kenyetta Sims, Oxford 
Sean Sinquefield, Southaven 
Tyler Sinquefield, Marks 

Carlos Sipp, Coldwater 
Lewis Skaggs, Hernando, DC 
Amanda Slater, Como 
Amanda Smart, Coldwater 
Allison Smith, Horn Lake 

Ashley Smith, Batesville 
Bernard Smith, Hernando DC 
Chaniqua Smith, Oxford 
Contemprist Smith, Carriere 
Deanne Smith, Como 

Heather Smith, Nesbit, DC 
Keela Smith, Batesville, LYTC 
Kimberly Smith, Senatobia 
Kristy Smith, Oxford, LYTC 
Krystle Smith, Southaven, DC 

Lachandra Smith, Friars Point 
Lorie Smith, Brandon, LYTC 
Lynvetris Smith, Holly Springs, LYTC 
Michael Smith, Lumberton 
Regina Smith, Oxford, LYTC 

Freshmen • 207 

Sandra Smith, Coldwater 

Sierra Smith, Rosedale 

Tonya Smith. Vardaman, LYTC 

Trevor Smith, Hernando, DC 

Wesley Smith, Southaven, DC 

William Smock, Southaven, DC 

Alison Sneed, Perry 

Shannon Snow, Southaven, DC 

Chad Sons, Horn Lake 

Mary Sossaman, Sarah 

Lauren Sowell, Senatobia 

Joseph Spahn, Senatobia 

Stephen Spain, Coldwater 

Anjeanette Sparks, Robinsonville, DC 

Julie Sparks, Enid 

Melissa Sparks, Senatobia 

Aaron Spencer, Coldwater 

Jessica Sprenkle, Olive Branch 

Ashley Stabler, Vicksburg 

Andrea Stamper, Bruce, LYTC 

Robbie Stanton, Dundee 

Christopher Stark, Southaven, DC 

Michael Starkey Southaven 

Brett Starks, Olive Branch 

Wesley Stearns, Abbeville, LYTC 

Curtis Steele, Franklin 

Melissa Stephens, Calhoun City, LYTC 

Stormee Sterrett, Coldwater 

Jonathan Stevens, Memphis 

Amy Steverson, Southaven, DC 

Crystal Stewart, Pontotoc, LYTC 

Crystal Stewart, Byhalia 

Georgia Stewart, Olive Branch 

Michael Stewart, Sarah 

Jacqueline Stiff, Oxford 

208 • PEOPLE 

Adam Still, Sard is 
Tamesha Stinson, Sardis 
Amanda Storz, Olive Branch 
Tammy Stratton, Olive Branch, DC 
Mark Strickland, Senatobia 

John Stricklen, Senatobia 
Matthew Strini, Olive Branch, DC 
Bradley Striplin, Batesville 
Samantha Strong, Nesbit 
David Stroup, Pope 

Nicholas Stroup, Tupelo 
Adam Stuart, Horn Lake, DC 
Pamela Stubbletield, Batesville, LYTC 
Lawrence Sturden, Byhalia 
Hillary Sudduth, Clarksdale 

Antonio Suggs, Memphis, DC 
Betty Suggs, Oakland 
Veronica Suggs, Crowder 
James Sullins, Southaven, DC 
Lesley Sullivan, Amory 

Elizabeth Summers, Tillatoba 
Leroy Summers, Byhalia 
Jessica Sumrall, Calhoun City, LYTC 
Vernell Survillion, Marks 
Megan Swanson, Houlka 

Erica Swatzyna, Southaven 
Lynsey Sweatman, Hernando 
Brutus Swindoll, Hernando 
Tiffany Swindoll, Batesville 
Deborah Sy, Coldwater 

Latarus Sykes, Calhoun City 
Christopher Szekely, Hernando, DC 
Angela Tabor, Hernando 
Michael Tabor, Walls, DC 
Amanda Tadlock, Byhalia, DC 

Freshmen • 209 

Jeremy Tamboli, Olive Branch, DC 

Samuel Tanner, Hickory Flat 

Jeremy Tavares, Kosciusko, LYTC 

Aaron Taylor, Southaven, DC 

Ameshia Taylor, Olive Branch 

Amy Taylor, Southaven 

Anquan Taylor, Enid 

Aquan Taylor, Enid 

Cassondra Taylor, Columbus 

Emily Taylor, Senatobia 

Jennifer Taylor, Batesville 

Monchelle Taylor, Charleston 

Racheal Taylor, Clarksdale 

Stephen Taylor, Walls 

Suzette Taylor, Southaven, DC 

Crystal Tedder, Calhoun City, LYTC 

Frank Tedford, Bruce 

Braiden Terry, Water Valley, LYTC 

Rebecca Terry, Sard is 

Bianca Thibedeau, Horn Lake 

Jackie Thibodaux, Brandon 

Kenya Thigpen, Marks 

Charles Thomas, Holly Springs, DC 

Dexter Thomas, Sardis 

Isaiah Thomas, Bruce 

Jill Thomas, Robinsonville 

Kasie Thomas, Holly Springs, DC 

Kathryn Thomas, Hernando 

Quinjuan Thomas, Cleveland 

210 • PEOPLE 

Rusty Smith, from Charleston (left) 
and Colby Alford, from Grenade Dd 
(right) duke it out at the net playing % 
intramural volleyball. 

Stephanie Thomas, Senatobio 
Ashley Thompson, Charleston 
Laquandra Thompson, Potts Camp, LYTC 
London Thompson, Olive Branch, DC 
Monica Thompson, Natchez 

Sheneekua Thompson, Mound Bayou, DC 
Verquita Thompson, Clarksdale 
Jerry Thornell, Horn Lake, DC 
Leanna Thornton, Amory 
Russell Thornton, Byram, LYTC 

Kimberly Thrash, Robinsonville, DC 
April Thrift, Water Valley, LYTC 
Payton Tindall, Purvis 
Casey Tindoll, Ethel 
Amber Todd, Oakland 

Jonathan Todd, Clarksdale 
Broadis Toles, Oxford 
Mark Towns, Tunica 
Summer Towns, Senatobia 
Undrea Townsend, Shannon 

Whitney Traywick, Senatobia 
Jessica Tribble, Sarah 
Peyton Trimm, Hernando 
Tomilla Truly, Charleston 
Tracey Tubbs, Senatobia, DC 

dike Todd, Abby Red and Heather Johnson, all from Sen- 
ttobia, walk near the administration building enjoying 
he weather and crepe myrtles. 

Freshmen • 211 

Ashley Tuggle, Hernando 

Barbara Tunstall, Victoria 

Thomas Turman. Olive Branch, DC 

Ashley Turner, Tupelo 

Lauren Turner, Bartlett 

William Turner, Water Valley 

Amanda Tutor, Batesville 

Alicia Twilley, Senatobia 

Auntina Twilley, Crowder 

Phillip Underwood, Hernando 

Danita Valentine, Chicago 

Every Van, Senatobia 

Scott Vann, Olive Branch, DC 

Skylar Vanrossen, Olive Branch, DC 

Viny Varnado, Calhoun City 

Demoncus Vaughn, Oxford 

James Vaughn, Water Valley 

Christina Vaughters, Lake Cormorant 

Alejandro Velasquez, Horn Lake 

Samuel Vick, Pope 

Cody Volz, Southaven, DC 

Brandon Wade, West 

Nathan Wade, Munford 

Patrick Wadley, Abbeville, LYTC 

Kreisha Waldrup, Como 

Jaimie Walker, Coldwater 

Michelin Walker, Nesbit, DC 

Misty Walker, Oxford, LYTC 

William Walker, Aberdeen 

William Walker, Walls, DC 

Christopher Wallace, Hernando 

Latrice Wallace, Batesville 

Monica Wallace, Olive Branch 

Angela Waller, Batesville 

Valerie Walls, Greenwood 

212 • PEOPLE 

Derrick Walter, Lambert 
Deborah Walters, Batesville 
Shirley Wambo, Corinth 
Annie Ward, Horn /_a/<e, DC 
Jonathan Ward, Hernando 

iam Wardlaw, 0//Ve Branch, DC 
Bonnie Warner, Coldwater 
Earnest Warren, Batesville 
Jacob Warren, Senatobia 
Ronald Warren, Senatobia 

Sheldon Waters, Memphis 
Elizabeth Watson, Walls 
Timothy Watson, Horn Lake, DC 
Konniemeka Wax, Oxford 
Arlene Webb, Sardis, LYTC 

Candace Webb, Horn Lake 
Christopher Webb, Oxford 
Heather Webb, Olive Branch 
Jessica Webb, Walls 
Shamaro Webb, Senatobia 

Kenyatta Webster, Bruce 
Nina Webster, Courtland 
Andy Weeks, Oakland 
Stephen Wells, Olive Branch, DC 
Victoria Wells, Marks 


Brandon West, Marks 

William West, Walls, DC 

Arthur Westbrook, Olive Branch, DC 

Whitney Westbrook, Tupelo 

Jessica Westmoreland, Calhoun City 

Markeith Westmoreland, Webb 
Latosha Whaley. Oxford, LYTC 
Jeremy Wheeler, Tunica 
Ashley White, Grenada 
Christina White, Batesville 

Freshmen • 213 

Rosalie White, Water Valley, LYTC 

Cacey Whitehead, Coldwater 

Whitney Whitehead, Como 

Nekita Whitman, Memphis, DC 

Katelyn Whitson, Olive Branch 

Deborah Wiggs, Calhoun City, LYTC 

Lindsey Wilbanks, Byhalia 

Sean Wiley, Horn Lake, DC 

Bonnie Wilkerson, Hernando 

Megan Wilkinson, Southaven, DC 

Adam Williams, Grenada 

Antonia Williams, Como, LYTC 

April Williams, Pontotoc, LYTC 

Bradley Williams, Water Valley 

Christopher Williams, Clarksdale 

Daniel Williams, Senatobia 

Eric Williams, Olive Branch, DC 

Jonathon Williams, Walls 

Kristina Williams, Olive Branch, DC 

Lauri Williams, Senatobia 

Lynette Williams, Oxford, LYTC 

Mark Williams, Lyon 

Markeya Williams, Southaven 

Phillis Williams, Tunica 

Rosettie Williams, Hernando, DC 

Sheena Williams, Tunica, DC 

Tiffany Williams, Baldwyn 

Tyson Williams, Coldwater 

Anne Williamson, Water Valley, LYTC 

Torin Williamson, Hernando 

Natasha Willingham, Courtland, LYTC 

Brandon Willis, Grenada 

Orey Willis, Hollow Rock 

William Willoughby, Horn Lake 

Jessica Wilmington, Oxford, LYTC 

214 • PEOPLE 

Rescue Me!! Math Lab offers assistance 

to Northwest students 

Ask any college student what academic course gives him the 
most grief and you will surely get a resounding, "Math!" Math 
courses such as College Mathematics, Intermediate Algebra and 
College Algebra have a history of keeping Northwest students up 
late at night— worrying and studying. Well, help has come to the 
Senatobia campus 
in the form of the 
Math Lab. Now, the 
Math Lab existed 
previously at North- 
west, but its new 
home in the McLen- 
don Union building 
much improved. 

"New comput- 
rs and equipment 
were purchased and 
a full-time math 
lab coordinator, 
Delores Sparks, was 
hired. This new and 
improved lab was in 
part, in response to 
mathematics being 
the emphasis as 
Northwest's Qual- 
ity Enhancement 
Plan," said Dr. Gwen 
Aldridge, director of 

institutional planning and research. In addition to Sparks, there 
are also student assistants available to service students' needs 
throughout the week. 

The new computers for the Math Lab offer students an alter- 
native to the traditional pen and paper method for solving prob- 
lems. The computers are equipped with programs allowing stu- 
dents to practice math problems, although some students prefer 
one-on-one attention, according to Sparks. "I feel the Math Lab 

Whitney Bridges, a freshman from Potts Camp, practices working algebraic 
equations in the Math Lab to brush up for finals. 

(Above) Sam Jurden, a freshman general college ma- 
jor from Clarksdale uses the new computers in the lab 
to sharpen his math skills, (Left) Math Lab Coordinator 
h as Delores Sparks works with Lawrence Sturden, a freshman 
u een business administration major from Byhalia. 

cessful for the students that have taken advantage of it," said 
Sparks. "Many students have math anxiety and being helped one 

to one allows them to get over 
the fright they have toward 
math." Several students have 
seen improved grades on 
tests, quizzes and are more 
comfortable with homework 
assignments after visiting the 

The Math Lab is no "magic 
pill" to ensure student suc- 
cess in mathematics, accord- 
ing to Sparks. She points out, 
students must still complete 
all assignments and practice 
skills in order to succeed. 

During the fall semester, 
143 students visited the Math 
Lab and Sparks hopes to see 
increased attendance as its 
popularity and success grow. 
Advice for the struggling 
math student? "Math is not 
a subject you can cram for," 
said Sparks. "Get help before 
you get behind." 

Students have also experienced positive repercussions of the 
Math Lab. Student Editor of the Ranger Rocket Nathan Gregory 
of Senatobia visited the lab to help him with his College Algebra 
course. "The Math Lab provided a comfortable, ideal environ- 
ment for learning. Mrs. Sparks is an amazing teacher and her 
ability to teach one-on-one is instrumental in mastering math 
concepts," said Gregory. 

Freshmen • 215 

Brandon Wilson, Byhalia 

Donalvin Wilson, Water Valley 

Felicia Wilson, Sardis 

Jason Wilson, Olive Branch 

Jessica Wilson, Olive Branch 

Kelly Wilson. Coldwater 

Leslie Wilson, Batesville 

Melissa Wilson, Batesville, LYTC 

Sarah Wilson, Madison, DC 

Steven Wilson, Grenada 

Jonathan Winchester, Olive Branch, DC 

Jessica Winters, Horn Lake, DC 

Tanisha Winters, Grenada 

Felechia Wise, Webb 

Bonnie Wolfe, Courtland, LYTC 

Jeffrey Wood, Hernando 

Donte Woodall, Batesville 

Chakelia Woodard, Bruce, LYTC 

Heather Woodard, Batesville 

Joseph Woodard, Batesville 

Courtney Woods, Ruleville 

Elizabeth Woods, Batesville 

Kimberly Woods, Potts Camp, LYTC 

Richard Woods, Poplar Grove 

Tiffany Woodson, Olive Branch, DC 

The Monday before Ka- 
trino made landfall the 
Rangers were already 
making plans to work in a 
practice. They relocated 
an afternoon practice to 
the Northwest Multipur- 
pose Arena at the col- 
lege farm after Katrina 
brought heavy downpours 
to the entire Mid-South. 

216 • PEOPLE 

Renika Wooten, Coldwater 
Timothy Worley, Holly Springs, DC 
Stephen Wren, Southaven, DC 
Emily Wright, Horn Loke, DC 
Jessica Wright, Senotobio 

Jessica Wright, Courtlond, LYTC 
Kendrick Wright, Senatobia 
Sarah Wright, Horn Loke, DC 
Taneisha Wright, Senotobio 
April Wroblewski, Southoven 

Lindsey Yawn, Ooklond 
Eric Yoder, Loke Cormoront 
Alexis Young, Sordis 
Kevin Young, Oxford, LYTC 
Lazerick Young, Hernondo 

Michael Young, Bruce, LYTC 
Wayne Young, Paris 
Charlie Zettergren, Senotobio 
Sheri Zinn, Oxford, LYTC 
Rebecca Zuehlke, Monticello 

Tabitha Zunino, Olive Branch, DC 
Amye Zwerschke, Courtlond 

Freshmen • 217 


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Employees recognized for service 
as retirees bid farewell 

Saying goodbye at the Faculty and Staff 
Awards Ceremony and Reception held 
April 21, 2005, were retirees (L to R) 
Bobby Franklin, head football coach; Dr. 
Lucie Bridgforth, history instructor; Betty 
Green, librarian; Deborah Moore, busi- 
ness instructor; and Marilyn Spears, child 
development technology instructor. Not 
pictured are Charlotte Ferguson, secre- 
tary to the Career-Technical district dean; 
Marie Ward, cafeteria staff; Pam Darnell, 
business instructor; Sue Beck, WIA youth 
instructor; Mitch Stone, CCN coordinator; 
Mary Boling, instructional material spe- 
cialist; and Margaret Scott, WIA director. 


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217 • PEOPLE 

sv *tf 

35 years-Wayne Newman 

20 years-Dale Davis, David Brummett, Karen Adair, Dale Boatrlght, Shirley 
Clanton, Jerry Nichols, Slgny Glvens, Delores Jennings, Betty Green, Joan 
Rose, Janetta Walters 

30 years-Dick Demuth, Joe Elliott Jr., Dennis Fondren, Jackie Collin- 

25 years-Sam Perry, Marilyn Spears, Charlotte Cooke, Bobby Franklin, 
Lynette McDowell, Vlcki O'Dell, Donny Castle, Jane Williamson 

Not pictured: 25 years— Melvln Lee Bradley, Mike Robison; 20 years- 
Keith Dennis, Jimmy Farrow, Mitch Stone; 15 years— Dr. Robert Bunce, 
David Campbell, Kathleen Mayhew, Patricia Miller, Dlanne Scott, Dr. 
Harold Simmons, William H. Sumrall III, Marie Ward; 10 years— Charlie 
Aaron, David Bledsoe, David Bourne, Tyrone Catchl ngs, Sharnee How- 
ell, Glennie Leverson, Warner Marshall, Guy Purdy; 5 years— Lincoln 
Cobb, Joe Fondren, Shane Louwerens, Sandra Martin, Katherlne Mis- 
tllls, Patrick Nelson, Clarence Tapley, Diane A. Todd, Richard Walley, 
Gladys Wheatley, Richard Williams 

15 years-Lisa Vincent, Carol Amburn, Ellen Williams, Char- 
lotte Alexander, Paul Jarjoura, Penny Potts, Peter Jarjoura 

10 years-Martha Mote, Dr. Chuck Strong, Marcella Lewis, Dr. 
Sherry Lusk, Mary Lipscomb, Elizabeth Harvey, John Ungurait, 
Robert Foster, Jane Hancock, Ruby Dandridge, Annie Jack- 
son, Lela Delaney, Rosie Lee Fletcher, Dorothy Sykes, Deborah 
Wilbourn, Cheryl Rice 

5 years-Rob Smith, Suzanne Brown, Dr. Manaf All, Rita Dow- 
dle, Delane Mabry, Rhonda Still, Judy Wllbanks 

1 Wonderland Curiosity - 

child Bv^ricMw^tvKk. Center 

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of ail the delectable islands, the Neverlai/urt Is the si/vuggest 
av^d w,ost compact; i/vot large av^d sprawly, you. fei^ow, with te- 
dious distances, between ov^e adventure ai^d another, but vucelu 
crav^v^ed. whe^ you. play at It by day with the chairs a*,d 
table-cloth, It Is iA,ot Iia, the least alarwui^Q, butt Iia, the two wiiA^- 
utes before you. go to sleep It becomes very real. That Is why there 
aye kvlght- lights. 

-J.M. "E-arrle's Peter PaiA, 

Kara c{ilts> 

Jay Potts 

220 -PEOPLE 

AiA/drew ThoriA,toiA/ 

oliviaj oms. 

Trey vat/uvelsor 

As part of the child r>evelopment Technology 's 
Associate of Applied science degree program,, 
stu.deiA.ts are required to enroll and participate 
In two practlcum courses. These courses allow 
advanced child care students to Implement 
knowledge and experience In preparing and Im- 
plementing positive experiences for young chil- 
dren. 'Practlcu.m, classes are held In the labora- 
tory school— the Child enrichment center. It Is 
there that students observe, learn hav^ds-ov^ a\A,d 
carry out their student teaching responsibilities 
with three- av^d four-year-old children, instruc- 
tors include v>r. Alice camp av^djudu B>arham. 
?>e\A,\A,ij Potts Is the laboratory assistant. 

cawllle yates 

f-tallXe youciA/t 

C/u7d Care • 221 



i>7u// member Ericka lay I' 
editor Billie Claire Darby 
gethei to design a page. 

Stalt members (I to r) April Wio 
blewski. Ericka Taylor, photogra 
pher Michel Jarjoura, and edi- 
tor Billie Claire Darby, (far rig til) 

April Wroblewski and Josh Gresh- 
am try to work out complications 
with a layout, (below) 

1 he 2005-2006 school year 
was one filled with exciting 
events, tragedy and opportuni- 
ties for growth at Northwest. 

The year began with a week full of exciting back to school events. 
Soon, students got into the regular rhythm of attending classes, 
studying and balancing a social schedule. .Inst a month into the 
fall semester, Mississippi and the Gulf Coast were devastated 
by Hurricane Katrina. Northwest responded by participating in 
relief efforts, donating manpower and serving as a temporary 
shelter for evacuees. 

The fall was a bit of a disappointment for the Ranger fool- 
ball team, who ended np with a losing record for the first time 
in years, but Homecoming helped to boost the spirits of both 
Northwest students and employees. The theme of Cowboy Up! 
brought forth all sorts of creative competitions and expressions 
from the community. Throughout both the fall and spring se- 
mesters, the Northwest band. Entertainers, Singers and the 
theatre department filled students' schedules with entertain- 
ment options. Both the Ranger and Lady Ranger basketball 
teams began the season with a great start. The Ranger golf team 
is headed in great directions while our intramural sports con- 
tinne to keep students busy. The spring semester brought about 
the honors of being named Outstanding Student and inductions 
into the Hall of Fame. 

Here we are once again at the end of another eventful school 
\ear at Northwest. The college's first year under the leadership 
of President Gary bee Spears was certainly a success. It was our 
hope as the staff of the Rocketeer, to capture this year's memo- 
ries for students, faculty and staff to enjoy for years to come. We 
hope you enjoy! 

-Scarlet Lawrence- 

Sophomore Brooke Sellers works hard 
^tfo meet a deadline. _^ 


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Sitting here today, compiling my thoughts on 
his year's hook, emotions of all kinds conic to 
nind. With the year almost over and my year- 
wok done 1 cannot help but feel a sense of sad- 
less. Relief is also a word that comes to mind. 
)eadlines are stressful, but with the help of my 
idvisers and staff we met every one of them. 

11 is strange to think that I have made such a 
lome for myself here at Northwest and soon will 
lave to leave. I began my freshman year with 
;heering at Northwest. I soon started classes and 
vorked on the yearbook staff. My sophomore 
ear approached and 1 couldn't have been hap- 
pier to be back. I have loved Northwest from day 
>ne, and in a sense have fell that it has loved me 
Kick. 1 began work as the editor of this year's 
Rocketeer in July of 2005. 

1 met the staff when school began, and we 
■harged forward with production of the pages. 
Many hours were spent in front of computers 
axing out pages and writing the dreaded copy. 
Writing has never been easy for me and it seems 
o stress me out every time 1 try. I have worried 
ibout this copy for weeks, but now as I think back 
>n this wonderful year the words (low easily. I 
lave made many friends here and have learned 
•;o much about myself. 1 had my first taste of free- 
loin living in the dorms and my first true encoun- 
er with responsibility. Balancing my classes with 
he yearbook work, cheerlcading, friends, family 
ind a boyfriend has been a challenge. It look a while to get 
in the groove, but I eventually found it. 

My college yearbook experience has been quite different 
than that of my high school yearbook. There is a lot more to 
/over on a college campus and more difficult equipment to 
work with. I had lo learn how to work the Mac's and our new 


■ s0 tmt Q)k* 

program, InDesign. There were great people behind me help- 
ing me all the way, and they are the ones who made this year- 
book possible. 

I hope that this yearbook captures the moments of joy, and 
sadness, the expressions of conquering goals and the feeling 
of defeat. The moments of one's college experience needs to 
be preserved, and I hope we have placed those things 
onto paper for all to remember for years to come. In 
looking at the pages of this book, 1 hope you remem- 
ber the things that made your time at Northwest what 
it was. You can remember the good and the bad for 
this is what makes our memories whole. Times like 
These should remain with us forever. 

-Billie Claire Darby 

2006 Rocketeer editor 

Yearbook adviser. Scar lei l.awrence-Akins and 
editor Billie Claire Darby work on a new GS 
Power Macintosh computer that was purchased 
with a qrant from the Mississippi Press Associa- 

Editor's l\iqc • ^: 

Rocketeer 2006 


DESIGN - The 2006 Rocketeer cover was designed by the Rocketeer staff and advis- 

COVER - Cover is produced in blue matte 118 with applied UV clear varnish and em- 
bossing to the spine on .160 binder boards. 

ENDSHEETS - Royal Linen Stock 

FONTS - Body copy is set in Georgia 10 point; captions are set in Vanguard 9 point. 
Other display fonts are used for headings. Fonts on the cover are in Phyllis D and 
Helvetica Neue. 

PREPARATION - Pages were produced in InDesign CS2 and artwork was done in 
Photoshop 7.0. The staff designed the pages using G5 Power Macintosh computers 
provided by a grant from the Mississippi Press Association Education Foundation. 

PHOTOGRAPHS - Photographs were taken by the Rocketeer student staff members 
using Canon Rebel digital cameras. Stroud Photography of Southaven made class and 
Board of Trustees photographs. The official Rocketeer photographer is Mi'chel Jar- 

PAGES - The Rocketeer contains 224 pages, all produced in 4-color process. Pages 
are 9 by 12 inches in size. Paper used is 100-pound enamel. 

hat hac 

PRODUCTION YEAR - Events that happened after Feb. 22, 2006, will be covered 
in the 2007 Rocketeer. The final deadline for this yearbook was Feb. 22, 2006. Distri- 
bution occurs in the spring semester, prior to graduation. 

CONTACTS - Lead Adviser is Scarlet Lawrence-Akins. Consulting Advisers are Nancy 
Patterson and Julie Bauer. Ben Allen is the representative for Taylor Publishing Com- 
pany. Student editor is Billie Claire Darby.